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Socioeconomic status and prevalence of obesity and diabetes in a Mexican American community, Cameron County, Texas, 2004-2007.

Fisher-Hoch, Susan P and Rentfro, Anne R and Salinas, Jennifer J and Pérez, Adriana and Brown, H Shelton and Reininger, Belinda M and Restrepo, Blanca I and Wilson, J Gaines and Hossain, M Monir and Rahbar, Mohammad H and Hanis, Craig M and McCormick, Joseph B (2010) Socioeconomic status and prevalence of obesity and diabetes in a Mexican American community, Cameron County, Texas, 2004-2007. Preventing chronic disease, 7 (3). A53. ISSN 1545-1151

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Abstract

Rates of obesity and diabetes in this border community are among the highest in the United States. Belonging to the lower socioeconomic stratum significantly increased the likelihood of having undiagnosed diabetes and, in patients too young to be eligible for Medicare, the overall risk of developing diabetes. Modest improvement in income has a beneficial effect on health in this racial/ethnic minority community.


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Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Obesity
Research > studies
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 13:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 13:58
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3585

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