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


Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Ko, Y; Chee, E; Chee, W

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 357 - 366

PubMed ID

  • 28820790

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28820790

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5057

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6379

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000166


  • eng