Depressive Symptoms and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Blacks: Findings from the Jackson Heart Study

Emily C. O'Brien, Melissa A. Greiner, Mario Sims, Natalie Chantelle Hardy, Wei Wang, Eyal Shahar, Adrian F. Hernandez, Lesley H. Curtis

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Background-Most studies of depression and cardiovascular risk have been conducted in white populations. We investigated this association in a community-based cohort of blacks. Methods and Results-We used data from the Jackson Heart Study to investigate associations of baseline depressive symptoms between 2000 and 2004 with incident stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) during 10 years. We used Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox proportional hazards models to assess cardiovascular event risk using 3 exposure variables: Any depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression score ≥16); none (score

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-559
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015



  • cardiovascular diseases
  • depression
  • proportional hazards models
  • risk factors
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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