New research published in BMC Women’s Health explored the relationship between self-employment and women’s cardiovascular health.
According to their findings, self-employed women tend to be healthier.
The research included over 4,500 American women.
The study also uncovered that self-employment was associated with an increase in physical activity and a lower risk of physical health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
“We conducted a weighted cross-sectional analysis using data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS),” the authors explained in their report.
“Our study sample consisted of 4624 working women (employed for wages and self-employed) enrolled in the 2016 HRS cohort.”
What the authors concluded: “Employment structure may have important implications for cardiovascular health among women, and future studies should explore the causal relationship between self-employment and cardiovascular health outcomes in this population.”