The association between social network betweenness and coronary calcium: A baseline study of patients with a high risk of cardiovascular disease

Won Tak Joo, Chan Joo Lee, Jaewon Oh, In Cheol Kim, Sang Hak Lee, Seok Min Kang, Hyeon Chang Kim, Sungha Park, Yoosik Youm

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Aim: The association of social networks with cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been demonstrated through various studies. This study aimed to examine the association between social network betweenness –a network position of mediating between diverse social groups–and coronary artery calcium. Methods: The data of 1,384 participants from the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center–High Risk Cohort, a prospective cohort study enrolling patients with a high risk of developing CVD (clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02003781), were analyzed. The deficiency in social network betweenness was measured in two ways: only-family networks, in which a respondent had networks with only family members, and no-cutpoint networks, in which the respondent does not function as a point of bridging between two or more social groups that are not directly connected. Results: Participants who had higher coronary artery calcium scores (CACSs) were likely to have a smaller network size (p 0.001), only-family networks (p 0.001), and no-cutpoint networks (p 0.001). Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed no significant association between network size and CACS. Only no-cutpoint networks had a significant relationship with CACS 400 (odds ratio, 1.72; 95% confidence interval, 1.07–2.77; p = 0.026). The association was stronger among older (age 60 years) and female respondents. Conclusion: Deficiency in social network betweenness is closely related to coronary calcium in participants with a high risk of CVD. To generalize these results to a general population, further study should be performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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Social Support
Cardiovascular Diseases
Calcium
Coronary Vessels
Metabolic Diseases
Logistics
Cohort Studies
Logistic Models
Odds Ratio
Regression Analysis
Prospective Studies
Confidence Intervals
Research
Population
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Biochemistry, medical

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The association between social network betweenness and coronary calcium : A baseline study of patients with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. / Joo, Won Tak; Lee, Chan Joo; Oh, Jaewon; Kim, In Cheol; Lee, Sang Hak; Kang, Seok Min; Kim, Hyeon Chang; Park, Sungha; Youm, Yoosik.

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