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Associations of Immigration Transition to Cardiovascular Symptoms Experienced in Menopausal Transition.

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Summary of "Associations of Immigration Transition to Cardiovascular Symptoms Experienced in Menopausal Transition."

The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of immigration transition to cardiovascular symptoms among 4 major racial/ethnic groups of 1054 midlife women in the United States. This was a secondary analysis of the data from 2 large national survey studies. The instruments included questions on background characteristics and immigration transition and the Cardiovascular Symptom Index for Midlife Women. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics including hierarchical multiple regressions. Immigrants reported fewer numbers (t = 5.268, P < .01) and lower severity scores (t = 5.493, P < .01) of cardiovascular symptoms compared with nonimmigrants. Self-reported racial/ethnic identify was a significant factor influencing cardiovascular symptoms (P < .01).

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Name: Family & community health
ISSN: 1550-5057
Pages: 357-366

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