W C Cockerham

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structure
    William C Cockerham
    Center for Social Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 46:51-67. 2005
  2. doi request reprint The intersection of life expectancy and gender in a transitional state: the case of Russia
    William C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 34:943-57. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles and the absence of the Russian middle class
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 29:457-73. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress, gender, and health lifestyles in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2381-94. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    Dept of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 50:264-71. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles and political ideology in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1799-809. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in central Asia: the case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
    William C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 237 Ullman Building, 1212 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35226, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1409-21. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Okinawa: an exception to the social gradient of life expectancy in Japan
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 10:154-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint The social gradient in life expectancy: the contrary case of Okinawa in Japan
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3359, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:115-22. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in Russia
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:1313-24. 2000

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structure
    William C Cockerham
    Center for Social Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 46:51-67. 2005
    ..The article begins by defining agency and structure, followed by presentation of a health lifestyle model and the theoretical and empirical studies that support it...
  2. doi request reprint The intersection of life expectancy and gender in a transitional state: the case of Russia
    William C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 34:943-57. 2012
    ..Men and women responded to the crisis along gender lines, with stress the best single explanation for a stunted longevity for females and negative health lifestyles accounting for much of the premature mortality among males...
  3. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles and the absence of the Russian middle class
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 29:457-73. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress, gender, and health lifestyles in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2381-94. 2006
    ..This is an important finding as some sources indicate heavy drinking is largely responsible for the health crisis in the former socialist states...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    Dept of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 50:264-71. 2005
    ..In order to address this gap in the literature, this paper provides data on Ukrainian health lifestyles...
  6. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles and political ideology in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
    William C Cockerham
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1799-809. 2006
    ..The results show that respondents who are against restoring communism have healthier lifestyles and rate their health better than respondents who wish to see communism return...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in central Asia: the case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
    William C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 237 Ullman Building, 1212 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35226, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1409-21. 2004
    ..The data show, consistent with the improved longevity of the Kyrgyz population, that such lifestyles are more positive in Kyrgyzstan despite the somewhat better economic situation in Kazakhstan, where the mortality crisis continues...
  8. ncbi request reprint Okinawa: an exception to the social gradient of life expectancy in Japan
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 10:154-8. 2001
    ..We suggest that healthy lifestyles, especially diet and the social support of family and friends, are more important than sense of hierarchy for longevity in Okinawa...
  9. ncbi request reprint The social gradient in life expectancy: the contrary case of Okinawa in Japan
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3359, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:115-22. 2000
    ..More research is needed to assess the validity of the social gradient thesis if it is to be used on a cross-national basis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in Russia
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3350, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:1313-24. 2000
    ..Societal and group norms and routine practices can adversely affect longevity and this is the case for Russian male blue-collar workers in the middle period of their life course...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health lifestyles in Russia and the socialist heritage
    William C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 237 Ullman Bldg 1530 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3350, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 43:42-55. 2002
    ..Our data show that this is indeed the case, as pro-socialist respondents demonstrate less activity toward achieving health than antisocialists--although neither group collectively practices a healthy way of life...
  12. ncbi request reprint The social determinants of the decline of life expectancy in Russia and eastern Europe: a lifestyle explanation
    W C Cockerham
    Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 3350, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 38:117-30. 1997
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  13. ncbi request reprint Ready to die: a postmodern interpretation of the increase of African-American adolescent male suicide
    Leigh A Willis
    Department of Sociology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294 3350, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:907-20. 2002
    ..Overall, this paper presents a postmodern, macro-level framework to explain the increase in suicide among African-American male adolescents...
  14. ncbi request reprint Uncovering the mystery: factors of African American suicide
    Leigh A Willis
    Department of Sociology, African American Studies, University of Georgia, Athens 30602 1611, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 33:412-29. 2003
    ..These results provide valuable information about completed African American suicides in relation to Whites. Several of these factors are unique to African Americans...
  15. ncbi request reprint Life chance characteristics of older users of Swedish massage
    Kevin D Willison
    Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, 222 College Street, Suite 106, Toronto Ont, Canada M5T 3J1
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 11:232-41. 2005
    ..Findings denote the essential role life chances have on individuals accessing alternative forms of care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health among the aged in the United States and Germany: a comparative cross-sectional study
    Olaf von dem Knesebeck
    Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, P O Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 57:1643-52. 2003
    ..One interpretation of this finding points to higher selective mortality of middle and early old age groups with a low SES in the United States due to stronger health-related deprivation...
  17. ncbi request reprint New directions in health lifestyle research
    William C Cockerham
    Int J Public Health 52:327-8. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Parents'/guardians' willingness to vaccinate their children against genital herpes
    Nicole Liddon
    National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Behavioral Intervention and Research Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:187-93. 2005
    ..To describe parents' acceptance of a hypothetical herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) vaccine, attitudes toward vaccine legislation, beliefs regarding appropriate timing of vaccination and correlates of vaccine acceptance...