High self-reported prevalence of diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and stroke in 11 counties of rural Appalachian Ohio.

@article{Schwartz2009HighSP,
  title={High self-reported prevalence of diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and stroke in 11 counties of rural Appalachian Ohio.},
  author={Frank L. Schwartz and Anirudh V. S. Ruhil and Sharon Denham and Jay Shubrook and Chris Simpson and Sara L Boyd},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={226-30}
}
UNLABELLED CONTEXT/PURPOSE: There is an epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States, especially in economically at-risk populations such as rural Appalachia. This survey determined the self-reported prevalence of obesity, diabetes mellitus, and associated macrovascular complications in 11 rural counties of Appalachian Ohio. The impacts of lifestyle, cardiovascular risk factors, income, and access to medical care were also determined. METHODS A telephone survey identical to the 2004… CONTINUE READING

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