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Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Health Status Between American Indian/Alaska Native and White Elders: Findings From a Telephone Survey, 2001 and 2002

TitleDisparities in Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Health Status Between American Indian/Alaska Native and White Elders: Findings From a Telephone Survey, 2001 and 2002
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDenny, CH, Holtzman, D, Goins, R, Croft, JB
JournalAmerican Journal of Public HealthAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume95
Pagination825-827
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number0090-0036<br/>1541-0048
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2005-04467-003
Keywords*Chronic Illness, *Cross Cultural Differences, *Epidemiology, *Health, *Risk Factors, Alaska Natives, American Indians, chronic disease risk factors, prevalence, health status, American Indian, Alaska native, White elders, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Psychological & Physical Disorders [3200], us, Whites
AbstractWe compared prevalence estimates of chronic disease risk factors and health status between American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) and White eiders. We used 2001 and 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data to estimate the prevalence of smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, diagnosed diabetes, and general health status. For all health behavior and status measures, American Indians/Alaska Natives reported greater risk than did Whites. Risk factors among AIAN elders need to be addressed to eliminate disparities in chronic diseases. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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