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Leukocyte telomere length and marital status among middle-aged adults. 📎

Abstract Title: Leukocyte telomere length and marital status among middle-aged adults. Abstract Source: Age Ageing. 2011 Jan ;40(1):73-8. Epub 2010 Sep 4. PMID: 20817935 Abstract Author(s): Arch G Mainous, Charles J Everett, Vanessa A Diaz, Richard Baker, Massimo Mangino, Veryan Codd, Nilesh J Samani Article Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina, Family Medicine, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: BACKGROUND: being unmarried is associated with worse health and increased mortality risk. Telomere length has emerged as a marker for biological ageing but it is unclear how telomere length relates to marital status. OBJECTIVE: to examine the relationship between telomere length and marital status in a sample of middle-aged adults. Design and subjects: cross-sectional analysis among 321 adults aged 40-64 years. METHODS: telomere length was measured by PCR (T/S ratio). Participants provided information on healthy lifestyle activities including smoking, alcohol use, diet, exercise, obesity as well as social support. RESULTS: participants married or living with a partner had a mean T/S ratio of 1.70 and those widowed, divorced, separated or never married had a mean T/S ratio of 1.58 in a model adjusted for age, gender and race/ethnicity (P<0.001). When the analysis was further adjusted for diet, alcohol consumption, exercise, smoking, social support, poverty and obesity, persons married or living with a partner had a higher mean T/S ratio of 1.69 than their unmarried counterparts (1.59) (P = 0.004). CONCLUSIONS: these results indicate that unmarried individuals have shorter telomeres. This relationship between marital status and telomere length is independent of presumed benefits of marriage such as social support and a healthier lifestyle. Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2011
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Assessing Intimate Partner Abuse: Associated Factors and Health Consequences among Jordanian Women.

Related Articles Assessing Intimate Partner Abuse: Associated Factors and Health Consequences among Jordanian Women. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2018 Apr;39(4):344-352 Authors: Safadi RR, Daibes MA, Haidar WH, Al-Nawafleh AH, Constantino RE Abstract In this cross-sectional study, we assessed levels and types of psychological and physical intimate partner abuse (IPA), and the association of IPA with socio-demographic factors and health consequences. The Abusive Behavior Inventory was completed by 471 Jordanian women. IPA was higher among older women who were: of older age, of younger age at marriage, married to unemployed spouses, living in urban residence, and of lower educational level. IPA was associated with most of the health problems except dental injuries and burns. We recommend educational programs that raise women's awareness to their rights to education, free choices in marital age, and policies that mitigate IPA in Jordan and similar patriarchal societies. PMID: 29370554 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]