Acculturation and Latino health in the United States: However, regardless of the reference group, estimates do not indicate a statistically significant relationship between time in the US and allostatic load. Any Health from the Concept of Allostatic Load? Results using this measure were qualitatively the same, but of opposite sign, as those reported in the text pertaining to poor health.
Stress, Allostatic Load and Health of Mexican Immigrants
Physical and Mental Health Characteristics of U. Estimates obtained using these dependent variables are not included because they confirm the findings presented. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
We hypothesize that stress exposure contributes to the worse health of Mexican immigrants with time in the US, and that those whose residence in the US is of longer duration will have higher allostatic load than those who arrived in the US recently. The same group has a 43 percent OR 1. Geronimus, University of Michigan. For each biomeasure, we determine the high-risk threshold empirically based on the distribution of that biomeasure in our sample.
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