Associations between psychological stress and smoking, drinking, obesity, and high blood pressure in an upper middle-income country in the African region.

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Etat: Serval
Version: Author's accepted manuscript
ID Serval
serval:BIB_4676EB743E1C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Associations between psychological stress and smoking, drinking, obesity, and high blood pressure in an upper middle-income country in the African region.
Périodique
Stress and health
Auteur(s)
Chamik T., Viswanathan B., Gedeon J., Bovet P.
ISSN
1532-2998 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1532-3005
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Numéro
1
Pages
93-101
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The direction and magnitude of the associations between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and psychological stress continue to be debated, and no data are available from surveys in the African region. In this study, we examine the associations between CVRFs and psychological stress in the Seychelles, a rapidly developing small island state in the African region. A survey was conducted in 1,240 adults aged 25-64 years representative of the Seychelles. Participants were asked to rank psychological stress that they had experienced during the past 12 months in four domains: work, social life, financial situation, and environment around home. CVRFs (high blood pressure, tobacco use, alcohol drinking, and obesity) were assessed using standard procedures. Psychological stress was associated with age, sex, and socioeconomic status. Overall, there were only few consistent associations between psychological stress and CVRFs, adjusting for age, sex, and socioeconomic status. Social stress was associated with smoking, drinking, and obesity, and there were marginal associations between stress at work and drinking, and between financial stress, and smoking and drinking. Psychological stress was not associated with high blood pressure. These findings suggest that psychological stress should be considered in cardiovascular disease prevention and control strategies.

Mots-clé
cardiovascular risk factors, drinking, high blood pressure, obesity, psychological stress, smoking
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
13/06/2017 20:03
Dernière modification de la notice
08/05/2019 17:57
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