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Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1987. Estimates from a national outpatient data base.

Authors
  • Valway, S
  • Freeman, W
  • Kaufman, S
  • Welty, T
  • Helgerson, S D
  • Gohdes, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
January 1993
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
271–276
Identifiers
PMID: 8422791
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study documented the high prevalence of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives and the wide variation in rates between different tribal groups. This study also demonstrated the feasibility of using an outpatient data base to estimate rates of disease that have uniform methods of diagnosis and result in frequent clinic visits.

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