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Titolo:
Culture change and stress in Western Samoan youth: Methodological issues in the cross-cultural study of stress and immune function
Autore:
McDade, TW; Stallings, JF; Worthman, CM;
Indirizzi:
Northwestern Univ, Dept Anthropol, Evanston, IL 60208 USA Northwestern Univ Evanston IL USA 60208 Anthropol, Evanston, IL 60208 USA Emory Univ, Dept Anthropol, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA Emory Univ Atlanta GA USA 30322 iv, Dept Anthropol, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 12, anno: 2000,
pagine: 792 - 802
SICI:
1042-0533(200011/12)12:6<792:CCASIW>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ACUTE-PHASE PROTEINS; EPSTEIN-BARR-VIRUS; CATECHOLAMINE EXCRETION RATES; VIRAL CAPSID ANTIGEN; BLOOD-PRESSURE; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; LIFE STRESS; DRIED BLOOD; ANTIBODY; MEN;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
58
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McDade, TW Northwestern Univ, Dept Anthropol, 1810 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60208 USA Northwestern Univ 1810 Hinman Ave Evanston IL USA 60208 208 USA
Citazione:
T.W. McDade et al., "Culture change and stress in Western Samoan youth: Methodological issues in the cross-cultural study of stress and immune function", AM J HUM B, 12(6), 2000, pp. 792-802

Abstract

This study was designed to pursue three objectives: 1) investigate the impact of culture change on children and adolescents in Western Samoa; 2) introduce a cross-cultural perspective to studies of psychosocial stress and immune function; and 3) evaluate the utility of minimally invasive methods for assessing immune function. Seven hundred sixty individuals between the ages of 4 and 20 years were recruited from three distinct geographic regions within Western Samoa that differ in degree of westernization. Finger prick samples of whole blood were collected from each individual and analyzed forantibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV; an indirect marker of cell-mediated immune function) and C-reactive protein (a nonspecific marker of current infection). After controlling for age, sex, and current infection, EBV antibody levels were significantly elevated in urban Apia and rural Upolu, indicating lower levels of cell-mediated immune function. The results suggest a higher degree of psychosocial stress in these regions, possibly due to exposure to westernizing influences. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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