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dc.contributor.advisorKathryn Cardarelli
dc.creatorAdams, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T21:46:57Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T21:46:57Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-01T00:00:00-07:00
dc.date.submitted2013-11-18T12:54:15-08:00
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/29580
dc.description.abstractAdams, John P., Allostatic Load and Sexual Identity. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), May 2008, 86pp., 4 tables, 1 figure, bibliography, 32 titles. It is proposed that health disparities manifest in non-heterosexuals via stress experienced due to discrimination. To test this, allostatic load (conceptualized as stress-induced cumulative biological dysregulation) was compared when heterosexuals and non-heterosexuals by utilizing biomarker data from the 2001-2004 iterations of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Propensity score matching was implemented to increase group comparability and the association was reevaluated. Before and after propensity score matching there was no statistically significant association between sexual identity and having an allostatic load score (odds ratio=1.202 95% confidence interval (0.663, 2.181) and 1.299 (0.638, 2.646), respectively); however, differences were found in HDL cholesterol and glycohemoglobin profiles. Allostatic load may be an inappropriate measure for non-heterosexuals as more sensitive biomarkers may be needed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectAllostatic load
dc.subjectsexual identity
dc.subjectepidemiology
dc.subjectstress-induced cumulative biological dysregulation
dc.subjectbiomarker data
dc.subjectNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
dc.subjectHDL cholesterol
dc.subjectglycohemoglobin profile
dc.titleSexual Identity and Allostatic Load
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJim Stimpson
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFang Fang Zhang
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