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dc.contributor.authorYokobayashi, Kenichien_US
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiroen_US
dc.contributor.authorKondo, Katsunorien_US
dc.contributor.authorKondo, Naokien_US
dc.contributor.authorNagamine, Yuikoen_US
dc.contributor.authorTani, Yukakoen_US
dc.contributor.authorShirai, Kokoroen_US
dc.contributor.authorTazuma, Susumuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-18T01:59:17Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.citationYokobayashi, Kenichi, Ichiro Kawachi, Katsunori Kondo, Naoki Kondo, Yuiko Nagamine, Yukako Tani, Kokoro Shirai, and Susumu Tazuma. 2017. “Association between Social Relationship and Glycemic Control among Older Japanese: JAGES Cross-Sectional Study.” PLoS ONE 12 (1): e0169904. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169904.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:30371125
dc.description.abstractAim The present study examined whether social support, informal socializing and social participation are associated with glycemic control in older people. Methods: Data for this population-based cross-sectional study was obtained from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) 2010 linked to the annual health check-up data in Japan. We analyzed 9,554 individuals aged ≥65 years without the certification of needed long-term care. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to assess the effect of social support, informal socializing and social participations on glycemic control. The outcome measure was HbA1c ≥8.4%. Results: 1.3% of the participants had a level of HbA1c over 8.4%. Better glycemic control was significantly associated with meeting with friends one to four times per month (odds ratio [OR] 0.51, 95% confidence interval [CI]0.30–0.89, compared to meeting with friends a few times per year or less) and participation in sports groups (OR 0.50, 95% CI 0.26–0.97) even after adjusting for other variables. Meeting with friends more than twice per week, receiving social support, and being married were not associated with better control of diabetes. Conclusions: Meeting with friends occasionally is associated with better glycemic control among older people.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169904en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5218475/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciencesen
dc.subjectEndocrinologyen
dc.subjectEndocrine Disordersen
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellitusen
dc.subjectMetabolic Disordersen
dc.subjectBiology and Life Sciencesen
dc.subjectPhysiologyen
dc.subjectPhysiological Processesen
dc.subjectEatingen
dc.subjectMedicine and health sciencesen
dc.subjectDiagnostic medicineen
dc.subjectDiabetes diagnosis and managementen
dc.subjectHbA1cen
dc.subjectBiology and life sciencesen
dc.subjectBiochemistryen
dc.subjectProteinsen
dc.subjectHemoglobinen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectCollective Human Behavioren
dc.subjectInterpersonal Relationshipsen
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectEducational Attainmenten
dc.subjectPublic and Occupational Healthen
dc.subjectBehavioral and Social Aspects of Healthen
dc.subjectPeople and Placesen
dc.subjectGeographical Locationsen
dc.subjectAsiaen
dc.subjectJapanen
dc.subjectComputer and Information Sciencesen
dc.subjectNetwork Analysisen
dc.subjectSocial Networksen
dc.titleAssociation between Social Relationship and Glycemic Control among Older Japanese: JAGES Cross-Sectional Studyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiroen_US
dc.date.available2017-02-18T01:59:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0169904*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedKawachi, Ichiro


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