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Diabetes prevalence among Puerto Rican adults in New York City, NY, 2000.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of public health
Publication Date
Volume
94
Issue
3
Pages
434–437
Identifiers
PMID: 14998808
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study assessed the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and associated characteristics among Puerto Rican adults in New York City, NY, with a random-digit-dialed telephone survey with a dual-frame sampling design. Overall, 11.3% (95% confidence interval = 8.7%, 14.0%) had diagnosed diabetes; diabetes was significantly related to age, obesity, and family history; and the prevalence was high among those with the least education. This study showed the ability to obtain critically needed diabetes information from ethnic minorities at the local level.

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