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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) College of Arts and Sciences
Using the allostatic load model of disease processes, this study investigated gender differences on cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular disease among PTSD and MDD veterans. Cross-sectional analysis of 884 de-identified veteran's data from four VISN7 primary care clinics was completed via ANCOVAs and binary logistic regression analyses. Veterans with PTSD had significantly higher levels of SBP. Among female veterans without PTSD, MDD was associated with increased DBP. Among veterans with neither PTSD nor MDD, male veterans had higher levels of DBP. Veterans without PTSD and men had higher rates of cardiovascular disease. Study results support continued focus on gender differences in the primary care setting.
Frazier, Elizabeth, "Gender Difference in Cardiovascular Risk Indicator and Cardiovascular Disease Among Veterans with PTSD" (2008). All ETDs from UAB. 262.