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Revisiting the association between cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes: Data from a large population-based study

Yang, K and Chasens, ER and Sereika, SM and Burke, LE (2009) Revisiting the association between cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes: Data from a large population-based study. Diabetes Educator, 35 (5). 770 - 777. ISSN 0145-7217

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between cardiovascular risk factors and the presence of diabetes in a large population-level dataset. Methods: A secondary analysis was conducted using data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a population-based survey (n = 403,137) conducted in the United States. Results: The majority of the respondents were middle-aged and overweight. Approximately half of the sample reported little or no physical activity. Estimates from a logistic regression model for a weighted sample of white, black, and Hispanic adults revealed that having hypertension or elevated cholesterol was a strong predictor of diabetes even when controlling for age, gender, race, education, income, body mass index, smoking status, and physical activity. Conclusions: The results confirmed the importance of diabetes educators counseling patients with hypertension or hypercholesterolemia about their increased risk for developing diabetes. © 2009 The Author(s).


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yang, K
Chasens, ER
Sereika, SMssereika@pitt.eduSSEREIKA
Burke, LElbu100@pitt.eduLBU100
Date: 1 September 2009
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Diabetes Educator
Volume: 35
Number: 5
Page Range: 770 - 777
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/0145721709338528
Schools and Programs: School of Nursing > Nursing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0145-7217
MeSH Headings: Adult; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Cardiovascular Diseases--epidemiology; Cardiovascular Diseases--prevention & control; Diabetes Complications; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2--complications; Educational Status; Female; Health Behavior; Humans; Hypercholesterolemia--complications; Hypercholesterolemia--epidemiology; Hypertension--complications; Hypertension--epidemiology; Logistic Models; Middle Aged; Population Surveillance; Risk Factors; Smoking; Socioeconomic Factors; United States--epidemiology
Other ID: NLM NIHMS206324, NLM PMC2894805
PubMed Central ID: PMC2894805
PubMed ID: 19541852
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 20:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56


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