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Single and aggregate salivary cortisol measures in working women living in high and low status neighborhoods in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2015 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, E-ISSN 1558-691X, Vol. 117, no 2, 380-89 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Contextual factors including neighborhood status have consistently been associated with health disparities. This may relate to a poorer neighborhood status involving an exposure to chronic stressors, which dysregulates cortisol secretion. This study investigated single and aggregate cortisol measures in 88 working women living in high and low status neighborhoods. Results showed significantly lower waking cortisol among women in low status neighborhoods. However, there were no group differences in aggregate cortisol measures. The lower morning cortisol among women in the low status neighborhoods follows previous research suggesting hypocortisolism as a pathway linking neighborhood status and health disparities, albeit a less consistent finding across cortisol measures in this sample. This may relate to the Swedish welfare state and its fostering of equality.

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2015. Vol. 117, no 2, 380-89 p.
Keyword [en]
women, social position, neuroendocrine, cortisol
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122047DOI: 10.2466/16.06.PR0.117c23z3ISI: 000366385400004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122047DiVA: diva2:862351
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Allostatisk belastning och hälsa bland föräldrar i olika sociala miljöer
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, Dnr 2008-0103Swedish Research Council, 2007-3658
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Thanks to CHESS for supporting the publication.

Available from: 2015-10-21 Created: 2015-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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