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Analysis of the Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 2:58pm
|Title||Analysis of the Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Mexicans and Mexican Americans.|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Sobolik, Julia Silva|
|Thesis Advisor||Hill, Erin R.|
|Degree||Honors Baccalaureate of Arts in International Studies in Biology|
|Number of Pages||66|
|University||Oregon State University|
|Keywords||Acculturation, environmental factors, genetic factors, Mexican Americans, obesity, Type 2 diabetes|
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), commonly known as type 2 or delayed onset diabetes, is a recognized growing global epidemic, which is connected to cultural and behavioral factors, such as diet, exercise, obesity, and genetics. In a recent survey of both men and women in Mexico City, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes was found to be 14.9 % and in this same survey of Mexican Americans, there was found to be 25.7 % prevalence. It is possible to see with these statistics that there are particularly high rates of type 2 diabetes in Mexicans and, furthermore, an even more elevated incidence is found in Mexican Americans.