This study looks at the risk factors associated with CVD, specifically, depression, physical activity, obesity, and education by using data collected by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). If statistics are broken down by race and ethnicity, the numbers reveal that a disparity exists mainly between Caucasian and African American women. Results from this study confirmed relationships between higher rates of depression, lower levels of physical activity and education and experiencing CVD. Furthermore, African American women were more likely to experience depression and lower levels of physical activity and education than Caucasian women. This study supports Giardina et al. (2011), in that it is important interventions be made that are designed specifically to target these factors and any other preventable risk factors, through screening processes and educational programs like the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) program.
|Commitee:||Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||African-American, Cardiovascular disease, Caucasian, Heart disease, Women|
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