A City Guide To Mabai for , Syme, L. et al. Community-level social capital and recurrence of acute coronary syndrome. Social Science and Medicine, B ack ground As we noted in the main text, there is increasing evidence that populations living in areas with high levels of social capital have relatively low levels of CHD. The authors of this study suggested that what is not clear, is whether these associations are attributable to social capital or other factors that may co-vary with the geographical variation in social capital. They suggested a number of alternative explanations for the association between social capital and health that need to be discounted before the social capital and health link can be unambiguously claimed. n Social capital may increase the availability of information on behaviours that influence cardiovascular disease risk such as regular visits to the doctor and not smoking. A City Guide To Mabai 2016.