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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 12, 2016

Getting Specific About Diabetes

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JAMA. 2016;315(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17973

The first study of state-specific diabetes rates among Asian and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations could help health professionals develop more effective prevention programs for these disproportionately affected minority groups.

Investigators from the CDC analyzed data from the 2011-2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a telephone survey of US adults. Results showed that diabetes prevalence was 14.3% among NHPI and 9.9% among Asian populations, compared with 8% in white individuals (Kirkland KA et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64[45]:1261-1266).

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