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Do biological measures mediate the relationship between education and health: A comparative study
(Social Science & Medicine 72 (2011) 307-315, 2011)
Despite a myriad of studies examining the relationship between socioeconomic status and health outcomes, few have assessed the extent to which biological markers of chronic disease account for social disparities in health. ...
Self-reported versus performance-based measures of physical function: prognostic value for survival
Background: Although previous studies have indicated that performance assessments strongly predict future survival, few have evaluated the incremental value in the presence of controls for self-reported activity and mobility ...
Predicting Survival from Telomere Length versus Conventional Predictors: A Multinational Population-Based Cohort Study
Telomere length has generated substantial interest as a potential predictor of aging- related diseases and mortality. Some studies have reported significant associations, but few have tested its ability to discriminate ...
Disease and weight loss: a prospective study of middle-aged and older adults in Costa Rica and England
Objective. To determine whether disease predicts weight loss in population-based studies, as this may confound the relationship between weight and mortality. Materials and methods. We used longitudinal data from the Costa ...