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Correction: Disparities in Reproductive Aging and Midlife Health between Black and White women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Women's Midlife Health volume 8, Article number: 10 (2022)
Correction: Womens Midlife Health 8, 3 (2022)
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Michigan and Chicago, two SWAN sites that enrolled Black and White women, collected longitudinal, objective measures of physical performance. At the outset, Black women’s stair climb times were 5% slower; this offset between Black and White women persisted over time, although rates of decline (slopes) were similar . Measured physical performance was added to the full SWAN cohort protocol at the 13th follow-up and the overall mean score, derived from a summed decile ranking of each of 3 assessments (grip strength, timed 4-m walk, and timed chair stands), was 19% percent higher, with higher scores meaning better function, in White compared to the Black women . The Black disparity in overall physical performance score was explained largely (76%) by mediators related to social disadvantage, specifically, lower educational level, presence of financial strain, lower levels of self-reported physical activity and higher BMI.
Harlow SD, et al. Disparities in Reproductive Aging and Midlife Health between Black and White women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Womens Midlife Health. 2022;8:3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40695-022-00073-y.
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Harlow, S.D., Burnett-Bowie, SA.M., Greendale, G.A. et al. Correction: Disparities in Reproductive Aging and Midlife Health between Black and White women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). womens midlife health 8, 10 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40695-022-00082-x