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dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Tonyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPopham, Franken_UK
dc.contributor.authorBenzeval, Michaelaen_UK
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: We examined how socioeconomic position (SEP) across the lifecourse (three critical periods, social mobility and accumulated over time) is associated with allostatic load (a measure of cumulative physiological burden). METHODS: Data are from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, with respondents aged 35 (n = 740), 55 (n = 817) and 75 (n = 483). SEP measures representing childhood, the transition to adulthood and adulthood SEP were used. Allostatic load was produced by summing nine binary biomarker scores (1 = in the highest-risk quartile). Linear regressions were used for each of the lifecourse models; with model fits compared using partial F-tests.  RESULTS: For those aged 35 and 55, higher SEP was associated with lower allostatic load (no association in the 75-year-olds). The accumulation model (more time spent with higher SEP) had the best model fit in those aged 35 (b = -0.50, 95%CI = -0.68, -0.32, P = 0.002) and 55 (b = -0.31, 95%CI = -0.49, -0.12, P < 0.001). However, the relative contributions of each life-stage differed, with adulthood SEP less strongly associated with allostatic load. CONCLUSIONS: Long-term, accumulated higher SEP has been shown to be associated with lower allostatic load (less physiological burden). However, the transition to adulthood may represent a particularly sensitive period for SEP to impact on allostatic load.en_UK
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_UK
dc.relationRobertson T, Popham F & Benzeval M (2014) Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. BMC Public Health, 14 (1), Art. No.: 184.
dc.rights© Robertson et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014 This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​2.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://​creativecommons.​org/​publicdomain/​zero/​1.​0/​) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en_UK
dc.subjectHealth inequalitiesen_UK
dc.subjectSocial and Lifecourse Epidemiologyen_UK
dc.subjecthealth inequalitiesen_UK
dc.subjectsocial and lifecourse epidemiologyen_UK
dc.titleSocioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort studyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMC Public Healthen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHS - Management and Support - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMedical Research Councilen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRobertson, Tony|0000-0002-1962-5874en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPopham, Frank|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBenzeval, Michaela|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenamerobertson (2014) bmc PH - allostatic load x sep.pdfen_UK
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