Longitudinal deprivation trajectories and risk of cardiovascular disease in New Zealand

Health Place. 2018 Sep;53:34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.07.010. Epub 2018 Jul 24.


We used longitudinal information on area deprivation status to explore the relationship between residential-deprivation mobility and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Data from 2,418,397 individuals who were: enrolled in any Primary Health Organisation within New Zealand (NZ) during at least 1 of 34 calendar quarters between 1st January 2006 and 30th June 2014; aged between 30 and 84 years (inclusive) at the start of the study period; had no prior history of CVD; and had recorded address information were analysed. Including a novel trajectory analysis, our findings suggest that movers are healthier than stayers. The deprivation characteristics of the move have a larger impact on the relative risk of CVD for younger movers than for older movers. For older movers any kind of move is associated with a decreased risk of CVD.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; Deprivation; Mobility; New Zealand; Trajectories.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Statistical
  • New Zealand
  • Population Dynamics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors*