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Self-reported diabetes in Mexican Americans: HHANES 1982-84

Perez-Stable, E.J.; McMillen, M.M.; Harris, M.I.; Juarez, R.Z.; Knowler, W.C.; Stern, M.P.; Haynes, S.G.

American Journal of Public Health 79(6): 770-772


ISSN/ISBN: 0090-0036
PMID: 2786349
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.79.6.770
Accession: 002218357

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In the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) of 3,928 Mexican Americans ages 20-74 years, the age-adjusted prevalence of self-reported diabetes was 6.8 percent among men and 7.6 percent among women. Comparable age-adjusted rates for the US population in a national survey were 2.9 percent in men and 3.8 percent in women. The prevalence of diabetes in Mexican Americans is greater in older age groups, was similar in men and women, and among women only was inversely associated with education.

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