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Volunteerism and Cardiovascular Health: The HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study.

TitleVolunteerism and Cardiovascular Health: The HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study.
Publication TypePublication
Year2020
AuthorsEstrella ML, Kelley MA, Durazo-Arvizu RA, Gallo LC, Chambers EC, Perreira KM, Zeng D, Giachello AL, Isasi CR, Wu D, Lash JP, Daviglus ML
JournalHealth Behav Policy Rev
Volume7
Issue2
Pagination120-135
Date Published2020 Mar
ISSN2326-4403
Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to examine the association between volunteerism and favorable cardiovascular health (CVH) among Hispanics/Latinos living in the US.Methods: Data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (2008-2011) Sociocultural Ancillary Study were used (N = 4,926; ages 18-74 years). Favorable CVH was defined as positive profiles of all major CVD risk factors: low total serum cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index; not having diabetes; and not smoking. Survey-weighted logistic regression models were adjusted for sociodemographic, lifestyle, and psychological factors. In secondary analyses, we tested whether the volunteerism-CVH association was modified by sex, age, or years lived in the US (<10 vs. ≥10 years; a proxy acculturation measure).Results: Prevalence of volunteerism was 14.5%. Compared to non-volunteers, volunteers had 1.67 higher odds of favorable CVH in the fully-adjusted model (Odds Ratio [OR] = 1.67, 95% Confidence Interval [CI] = 1.11, 2.52). There was evidence of effect modification by acculturation; only volunteers who had lived in the US ≥10 years had 2.41 higher odds of favorable CVH (OR = 2.41, 95% CI=1.53, 3.80). There was no evidence of effect modification by sex or age.Conclusions: Volunteerism was associated with favorable CVH among US Hispanics/Latinos.

DOI10.14485/HBPR.7.2.5
Alternate JournalHealth Behav Policy Rev
PubMed ID33575402
PubMed Central IDPMC7875250
Grant ListN01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
T32 HL125294 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
HHSN268201300003C / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States
L60 MD015551 / MD / NIMHD NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0521
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Manuscript Affiliation: 
Field Center: Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Manuscript Status: 
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