Causal nature of neighborhood deprivation on individual risk of coronary heart disease or ischemic stroke: A prospective national Swedish co-relative control study in men and women

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We studied the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or ischemic stroke in the total population and in full- and half-siblings to determine whether these associations are causal or a result from familial confounding. Data were retrieved from nationwide Swedish registers containing individual clinical data linked to neighborhood of residence. After adjustment for individual SES, the association between neighborhood SES and CHD showed no decrease with increasing genetic resemblance, particularly in women. This indicates that the association between neighborhood SES and CHD incidence is partially causal among women, which represents a novel finding.


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  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology


  • Ischemic stroke, Myocardial infarction, Neighborhood deprivation, Socioeconomic status
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalHealth and Place
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch