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Cardiovascular health outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) study: a study of rental assistance use.
J Urban Health. 2014 Jun; 91(3):489-98.JU

Abstract

Studies have shown that households subsidized with vouchers live in higher quality units and exhibit fewer physical, mental, and social problems than do their peers living in public housing. However, none of these studies have included cardiovascular outcomes. The objective of this study was to assess if use/type of rental assistance is independently associated with poor cardiovascular health among Latino adults (ages ≥ 18) who are eligible for federal low-income rental assistance and living in the Bronx, NY. Data from the cross-sectional, Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment study, collected over 18 months (January 2011 to August 2012) were used. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes was determined by measured high blood pressure and self-reported heart attack and/or stroke. Type of housing status was defined as: public housing units, units subsidized by section 8 vouchers, and units unassisted by either federal program. Statistical techniques used were analysis of variance and multivariate logistic regression. The prevalence of CVD was significantly higher among public housing residents than unassisted participants even in the presence of all individual level covariates. Public housing residents also have higher levels of CVD than do section 8 participants. The prevalence of CVD was similar for unassisted and section 8 participants. These findings point to the potential for health benefits arising from housing voucher use even within a fairly delimited geographic area.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, earle.chambers@einstein.yu.edu.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24190105

Citation

Chambers, Earle C., and Emily Rosenbaum. "Cardiovascular Health Outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) Study: a Study of Rental Assistance Use." Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 91, no. 3, 2014, pp. 489-98.
Chambers EC, Rosenbaum E. Cardiovascular health outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) study: a study of rental assistance use. J Urban Health. 2014;91(3):489-98.
Chambers, E. C., & Rosenbaum, E. (2014). Cardiovascular health outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) study: a study of rental assistance use. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 91(3), 489-98. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-013-9840-9
Chambers EC, Rosenbaum E. Cardiovascular Health Outcomes of Latinos in the Affordable Housing as an Obesity Mediating Environment (AHOME) Study: a Study of Rental Assistance Use. J Urban Health. 2014;91(3):489-98. PubMed PMID: 24190105.
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