Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Hispanics/Latinos of Diverse Background: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

@inproceedings{Heiss2014PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Hispanics/Latinos of Diverse Background: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos},
  author={Gerardo Heiss and Michelle L. Snyder and Yanping Teng and Neil Schneiderman and Maria M. Llabre and Catherine C. Cowie and Mercedes R. Carnethon and Robert C. Kaplan and Aida Luz Giachello and Linda C. Gallo and Laura R. Loehr and Larissa M. Avil{\'e}s-Santa},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE Approximately one-third of the adult U.S. population has the metabolic syndrome. Its prevalence is the highest among Hispanic adults, but variation by Hispanic/Latino background is unknown. Our objective was to quantify the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among men and women 18-74 years of age of diverse Hispanic/Latino background. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Two-stage area probability sample of households in four U.S. locales, yielding 16,319 adults (52% women) who self… CONTINUE READING

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