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The Association Between Family Social Network Size and Healthy Lifestyle Factors: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

TitleThe Association Between Family Social Network Size and Healthy Lifestyle Factors: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).
Publication TypePublication
Year2020
AuthorsMurillo R, Pirzada A, Wu D, Gallo LC, Davis S, Ostrovsky NW, Penedo FJ, Perreira K, Reina SA, Van Horn L, Stamler J, Daviglus ML
JournalJ Behav Med
Volume43
Issue2
Pagination198-208
Date Published2020 04
ISSN1573-3521
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Body mass index, Child, diet, exercise, Family Characteristics, Female, health status, Healthy Lifestyle, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Public Health, Risk Factors, Smoking, Social Networking, social support, Young Adult
Abstract

We examined associations of central family (i.e., children, parents, in-laws) social network size with healthy lifestyle factors (i.e., favorable body mass index, physical activity, diet, alcohol use, smoking). Using data on 15,511 Hispanics/Latinos 18-74 years old from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, multivariable adjusted survey logistic regression was used to compute associations of social network size with healthy lifestyle factors. A one-unit higher total of central family size was associated with lower odds of healthy body mass index (OR 0.90; 95% CI 0.86-0.93) and having all five healthy lifestyle factors (OR 0.90; 95% CI 0.85-0.96). Findings suggest familial structural social support may contribute to healthy lifestyle factors and differ based on the type of relationship among Hispanics/Latinos.

DOI10.1007/s10865-019-00082-9
Alternate JournalJ Behav Med
PubMed ID31350713
PubMed Central IDPMC7340005
Grant ListP30 AG066615 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P20 CA221696 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P20 CA221697 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
P2C HD050924 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0237
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago)
ECI: 
Yes
Manuscript Status: 
Published