Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and related conditions in Asian Indians living in the United States

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Oct 1;94(7):977-80. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.06.048.

Abstract

This study is the first attempt to evaluate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and related conditions in Asian Indians living in the United States. A community-based survey of 1,046 Asian Indian immigrants living in and around the Atlanta metro area of Georgia was conducted and found an overall prevalence of diabetes mellitus of 18.3% (22.5% in men and 13.6% in women). This prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Asian Indians is much higher than in whites, blacks, and Hispanics living in the United States.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Data Collection
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prevalence
  • United States / ethnology