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Source: Hypertension
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1. Altschul, Drew M.
Wraw, Christina
Der, Geoff
Gale, Catharine R.
Deary, Ian J.
Hypertension Development by Midlife and the Roles of Premorbid Cognitive Function, Sex, and Their Interaction
Hypertension 73 (2019): 812-819.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: American Heart Association
Keyword(s): Cognitive Ability; Gender; Health, Chronic Conditions

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Higher early-life cognitive function is associated with better later-life health outcomes, including hypertension. Associations between higher prior cognitive function and less hypertension persist even when accounting for socioeconomic status, but socioeconomic status-hypertension gradients are more pronounced in women. We predicted that differences in hypertension development between sexes might be associated with cognitive function and its interaction with sex, such that higher early-life cognitive function would be associated with lower hypertension risk more in women than in men. We used accelerated failure time modeling with the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979. Cognitive function was assessed in youth, when participants were aged between 14 and 21 years. Of 2572 men and 2679 women who completed all assessments, 977 men and 940 women reported hypertension diagnoses by 2015. Socioeconomic status in youth and adulthood were investigated as covariates, as were components of adult socioeconomic status: education, occupational status, and family income.
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Altschul, Drew M., Christina Wraw, Geoff Der, Catharine R. Gale and Ian J. Deary. "Hypertension Development by Midlife and the Roles of Premorbid Cognitive Function, Sex, and Their Interaction." Hypertension 73 (2019): 812-819.