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Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy in Filipino vs Caucasian Americans: a retrospective cross-sectional epidemiologic study of two convenience samples.

Authors
  • Sáles, Christopher S
  • Lee, Roland Y
  • Agadzi, Anthony K
  • Hee, Michael R
  • Singh, Kuldev
  • Lin, Shan C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ethnicity & disease
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
459–465
Identifiers
PMID: 23140077
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Filipino Americans may have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy than Caucasian Americans. Among those with type 2 diabetes, however, Filipino Americans were not found to be more likely to show manifestations of diabetic retinopathy than Caucasian Americans.

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