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Title: Salivary cortisol levels in brazilian citizens of distinct socioeconomic and cultural levels
Authors: Garcia, Marcia Carvalho
Souza, Aglecio de
Bella, Geruza Perlato
Grassi-Kassisse, Dora Maria
Tacla, Artur P.
Spadari-Bratfisch, Regina Celia [UNIFESP]
Kvetnansky, R.
Aguilera, G.
Goldstein, D.
Jezova, D.
Krizanova, O.
Sabban, E. L.
Pacak, K.
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Atma Desenvolvimento Humano
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Stress
Socioeconomic status
Salivary cortisol levels
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2008
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: Stress, Neurotransmitters, and Hormones: Neuroendocrine and Genetic Mechanisms. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 1148, p. 504-508, 2008.
Abstract: We have analyzed the perceived stress index, the basal salivary cortisol levels, and the awakening cortisol response (ACR) in 86 volunteers of low (LSES) and high socioeconomic status (HSES). the LSES presented higher perceived stress index and basal salivary cortisol levels, nonaltered ACR, or cortisol diurnal rhythm. We have concluded that the LSES is associated with high perceived stress index and salivary cortisol levels, which could impact negatively in health, and that it is related to the daily life stress experienced by individuals in the LSES group. Because the LSES corresponds to about 30% of the total Brazilian population, this conclusion might have a great impact on public health policies and costs.
ISSN: 0077-8923
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