Associations between area socioeconomic status, individual mental health, physical activity, diet and change in cardiometabolic risk amongst a cohort of Australian adults: A longitudinal path analysis
Suzanne J Carroll, Michael J Dale, Theophile Niyonsenga, Anne W Taylor, Mark Daniel
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020
Presumed pathways from environments to cardiometabolic risk largely implicate health behaviour although mental health may play a role. Few studies assess relationships between these factors. This study estimated associations between area socioeconomic status (SES), mental health, diet, physical activity, and 10-year change in glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c), comparing two proposed path structures: 1) mental health and behaviour functioning as parallel mediators between area SES and HbA1c; and 2) a sequential structure where mental health influences behaviour and consequently HbA1c. Three waves (10 years) of population-based biomedical cohort data were spatially linked to census data based o..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
MD received funding from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/) grants (#570150 and #631917). The NHMRC had no involvement with study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results, writing this manuscript or choice of journal.