Session 66:
Contributions of Biodemography to Understanding Health, Aging and Mortality

Thursday, April 11
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Napoleon B3
3rd Floor

Chair: Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California
Discussant: Rebeca Wong, University of Texas Medical Branch

  1. Get a Grip and Don’t Waste Your Breath: Grip Strength and Peak Expiratory Flow Are Strong Predictors of Mortality in Older PopulationsNoreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dana A. Glei, Georgetown University; Luis Rosero-Bixby, Universidad de Costa Rica; Shi-Ti Chiou, Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan; Maxine Weinstein, Georgetown University

  2. Early Origins of Inflammation: Long Term Effects of Birth Weight and Breastfeeding Duration on C-Reactive Protein in Young AdulthoodThomas W. McDade, Northwestern University; Molly Metzger, Northwestern University; Laura Chyu, Northwestern University; Craig Garfield, Northwestern University; Emma Adam, Northwestern University

  3. Physical Performance, Self-Rated Health and Mortality among Older Adults in the U.S. and EnglandMary Beth Ofstedal, University of Michigan; John Bound, University of Michigan; Min Hee Kim, University of Michigan

  4. Marital Status, Parental Status and Allostatic LoadJanet Weeks, Florida State University; Isaac W. Eberstein, Florida State University

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