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BACKGROUND According to 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, South Carolina has the fourth highest rate of overall diabetes among the 50 states (9.3%) but the second highest rate among African Americans (15.5%). Nationwide, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. In addition, 40% of the African American population in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in diabetes management, by race and sex, in the southeast United States. DESIGN Population-based survey. SETTING Southeast United States (ie, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). PARTICIPANTS Whites and Blacks surveyed through the Centers for Disease Control and(More)
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