Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorRose, K. M.
dc.contributor.authorCarson, A. P.
dc.contributor.authorCatellier, D.
dc.contributor.authorDiez Roux, Ana V.
dc.contributor.authorMuntaner, C.
dc.contributor.authorTyroler, H. A.
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, S. B.
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-24T19:24:16Z
dc.date.available2008-01-24T19:24:16Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationKathryn M. Rose, April P. Carson, Diane Catellier, Ana V. Diez Roux, Carles Muntaner, Herman A. Tyroler, Sharon B. Wyatt. Journal of Women's Health. 2004, 13(10): 1108-1118. doi:10.1089/jwh.2004.13.1108. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57749>en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/57749
dc.description.abstractBackground: As women's labor force participation in the United States has increased over the past decades, there has been an interest in the potential health effects of employment. To date, however, research findings have been contradictory. Methods: Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the association between employment status and mortality among 7361 middle-aged African American and white women who participated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Women were classified as employed or homemakers at the baseline examination (1987–1989) and were followed for approximately 11 years. Proportional hazards regression was used to estimate unadjusted and adjusted hazard ratios. Results: After adjusting for sociodemographic factors and selected risk factors for mortality, employed women had a lower risk of mortality than homemakers (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.65, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.49, 0.86). This decreased risk of mortality persisted in additional analyses that excluded those who died within the first 2 years of follow-up or, alternatively, those with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, or a perception of fair or poor health at baseline. In cause of death-specific analyses, the mortality advantage among employed women persisted for circulatory systemrelated deaths; however, the association for cancer-related deaths was weaker, and the CI included one. Conclusions: As the association between employment status and mortality was not explained by known risk factors for mortality, additional research is needed to identify other potential factors that may help to explain this relationshipen_US
dc.format.extent102373 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Womans Healthen_US
dc.titleWomen's employment status and mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPublic Health
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelHealth Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumEpidemiology, Department ofen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/57749/1/Womens Employment in Status and Mortality The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.pdfen_US
dc.owningcollnameEpidemiology, Department of (SPH)


Files in this item

Show simple item record