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Unmet Social Needs Ups Cardiovascular Risk

Key clinical point: Having unmet social needs increases a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

Major finding: Several factors related to social determinant of health significantly increase the Framingham risk score, including being born outside of the United States, living alone, having a high social isolation score, and having a low geocoded-based median household income (P less than .01).

Study details: A retrospective cohort study of originally 11,113 patients, with 2,876 patients having participated in the full study.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative and supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.