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Trends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in older Mexican Americans from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005

TitleTrends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in older Mexican Americans from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBeard, HA, AlGhatrif, M, Samper-Ternent, R, Gerst, K, Markides, KS
JournalDiabetes CareDiabetes Care
Volume32
Pagination2212-7
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1935-5548 (Electronic)<br/>0149-5992 (Linking)
Accession Number19755626
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Body Mass Index, Demography, Diabetes Complications/ epidemiology, Diabetes Mellitus/ epidemiology, Educational Status, Female, Humans, Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data, Male, Medicaid/statistics & numerical data, Medicare/statistics & numerical data, Mexican Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Prevalence, United States/epidemiology
AbstractOBJECTIVE: Evidence has shown that Mexican Americans have a higher prevalence of diabetes and a greater risk for diabetes-related complications than non-Hispanic whites. However, no studies have described the changes in prevalence among older Mexican Americans. The purpose of this study was to expand on the current literature by examining the trends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in Mexican Americans aged >or=75 years from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The prevalences of self-reported diabetes and diabetes-related complications were estimated in the original cohort (1993-1994) and the new cohort (2004-2005) of the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) and were compared across the two surveys. RESULTS: The prevalence of diabetes among Mexican Americans aged >or=75 years has nearly doubled between 1993-1994 and 2004-2005 from 20.3 to 37.2%, respectively (P