Salivary cortisol levels in brazilian citizens of distinct socioeconomic and cultural levels

Salivary cortisol levels in brazilian citizens of distinct socioeconomic and cultural levels

Author Garcia, Marcia Carvalho Google Scholar
Souza, Aglecio de Google Scholar
Bella, Geruza Perlato Google Scholar
Grassi-Kassisse, Dora Maria Google Scholar
Tacla, Artur P. Google Scholar
Spadari-Bratfisch, Regina Celia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kvetnansky, R. Google Scholar
Aguilera, G. Google Scholar
Goldstein, D. Google Scholar
Jezova, D. Google Scholar
Krizanova, O. Google Scholar
Sabban, E. L. Google Scholar
Pacak, K. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Atma Desenvolvimento Humano
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
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.
Keywords Stress
Socioeconomic status
Salivary cortisol levels
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Date 2008-01-01
Published in Stress, Neurotransmitters, and Hormones: Neuroendocrine and Genetic Mechanisms. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 1148, p. 504-508, 2008.
ISSN 0077-8923 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Extent 504-508
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000262398300061

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