Skip to content Skip to navigation

Risk and preventive factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease among foreign-born older Vietnamese Americans

TitleRisk and preventive factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease among foreign-born older Vietnamese Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTran, T, Allen, NA, Nguyen, TN, Lee, HN, Chan, KT
JournalSoc Work Health CareSoc Work Health Care
Volume53
Pagination96-114
ISBN Number1541-034X (Electronic)<br/>0098-1389 (Linking)
Accession Number24483331
KeywordsAcculturation, Age Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Alcohol Drinking/ethnology, Body Mass Index, California/epidemiology, Comorbidity, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/ ethnology, Female, Health Surveys, Heart Diseases/ ethnology, Humans, Life Style, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity/ethnology, Risk Assessment, Sex Distribution, Smoking/ethnology, Socioeconomic Factors, Stress, Psychological/ethnology, Vegetables, Vietnam/ethnology
AbstractThe 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data was used to examine associations of bodyweight, lifestyles, and demographic variables with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and heart disease among foreign-born older Vietnamese adults. CHIS consisted of 709 Vietnamese Americans aged 50 to 85. Thirteen percent reported T2DM and 11% had heart disease. Using logistic regression, body mass index >/= 24, age >/= 65, and female were significantly associated with T2DM. There was significant interaction effect of alcohol consumption and psychological distress with T2DM. The interaction of vegetable consumption, poverty, and length of living in the U.S. was significantly associated with heart disease.