Sociodemographic and healthcare characteristics of Colonia residents

The role of life stage in predicting health risks and diabetes status in a disadvantaged Hispanic population

Marcia G. Ory, Martha Conkling, Jane N. Bolin, John Prochaska, Dongling Zhan, James N. Burdine, Nelda Mier

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Abstract

An assessment of the risk or diagnosis of diabetes in a random sample of 386 adult border residents found 46% obese, 12% at risk for diabetes, and 18% diagnosed with diabetes. While obesity was associated with greater diabetes risk, > 50% of obese adults reported not being told of their diabetes risk. Independent of other characteristics, boomers were at increased risk (OR 3.88) for diabetes. Comorbidities increased the risk for actual diabetes diagnosis (OR 4.79). Skipping medications increased risk of developing diabetes (OR 2.98). Disadvantaged obese boomers are at particular risk, warranting culturally appropriate interventions before onset of chronic illnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-287
Number of pages8
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Vulnerable Populations
Hispanic Americans
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Population
Comorbidity
Chronic Disease
Obesity

Keywords

  • Border health
  • Diabetes
  • Life stage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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Sociodemographic and healthcare characteristics of Colonia residents : The role of life stage in predicting health risks and diabetes status in a disadvantaged Hispanic population. / Ory, Marcia G.; Conkling, Martha; Bolin, Jane N.; Prochaska, John; Zhan, Dongling; Burdine, James N.; Mier, Nelda.

In: Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 19, No. 3, 06.2009, p. 280-287.

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Ory, Marcia G. ; Conkling, Martha ; Bolin, Jane N. ; Prochaska, John ; Zhan, Dongling ; Burdine, James N. ; Mier, Nelda. / Sociodemographic and healthcare characteristics of Colonia residents : The role of life stage in predicting health risks and diabetes status in a disadvantaged Hispanic population. In: Ethnicity and Disease. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 280-287.
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