The Foreclosure Crisis and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology is often presented as the paradigm for an approach to prevention that focuses on identifying individual-level risk factors and intervening on them through behavioral change (e.g. diet and physical activity interventions) or through the early detection and treatment of biomedical risk factors (such as high blood pressure or dislipidemias). At times this approach has been criticized for failing to consider the more distal causes of these individual-level risk factors (many times of a social or economic nature) that drive the distributions of the proximal risks factors, shape population-level differences in cardiovascular risk, and present large potential opportunities for CVD prevention.
- Received April 16, 2014.
- Accepted April 16, 2014.