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Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 123–134 | Cite as

Social mobility and hypertension among blacks

  • Clifford L. Broman
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Abstract

This paper considers the role of social mobility to hypertension among blacks. Using a nationally representative sample of the adult black population, this research finds no effects of intergenerational socioeconomic mobility. Minimal effects are found for geographic mobility; geographic moves bears a small positive relationship to hypertension. The implications for a theory of mobility effects on black health are discussed.

Key words

social mobility hypertension black Americans geographical mobility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford L. Broman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing

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