Health insurance status as a barrier to ideal cardiovascular health for U.S. adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Michael A. McClurkin, Leah Rae Yingling, Colby Ayers, Rebecca Cooper-McCann, Visakha Suresh, Ann Nothwehr, Debbie S. Barrington, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about the association between cardiovascular (CV) health and health insurance status. We hypothesized that U.S. adults without health insurance coverage would have a lower likelihood of ideal cardiovascular health. Methods and Results: Using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2007-2010, we examined the relationship between health insurance status and ideal CV health in U.S. adults aged ≥19 years and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0141534
JournalPLoS One
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2015

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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McClurkin, M. A., Yingling, L. R., Ayers, C., Cooper-McCann, R., Suresh, V., Nothwehr, A., ... Powell-Wiley, T. M. (2015). Health insurance status as a barrier to ideal cardiovascular health for U.S. adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). PLoS One, 10(11), [e0141534]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141534