Does greater individual social capital improve the management of hypertension? Cross-national analysis of 61 229 individuals in 21 countries

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Palafox B., Goryakin Y., Stuckler D., Suhrcke M., Balabanova D., Alhabib K. F. , ...More

BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH, vol.2, no.4, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000443
  • Journal Name: BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals


Introduction Social capital, characterised by trust, reciprocity and cooperation, is positively associated with a number of health outcomes. We test the hypothesis that among hypertensive individuals, those with greater social capital are more likely to have their hypertension detected, treated and controlled.