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From the Heartland: Culture, Psychological Factors, and Coronary Heart Disease

BRIAN BAKER, ALAN RlCHTER. AND SONIA S. ANAND

Coronary Heart Disease 142

Psychological Factors and CHD 143

Cultural Dimensions: A Theoretical Perspective 145

Culture and CHD 146

Worldwide Patterns of Disease 146

Culture. Psychology, and CHD 147

Potential Biological Bases 147

Health Compliance 152

Socioeconomic Status and Disease 152

Migration and Acculturation 154

Urbanization 154

Conclusions 155

Application 156

Summary 157

Case Study 157

Suggested Readings 158

References 159

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