Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians: results from a national study.

@article{Misra2010PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians: results from a national study.},
  author={Ranjita Misra and Thakor G Patel and Purushotham Kotha and Annaswamy Raji and Om P Ganda and Maryann Banerji and Viral Shah and Kris Vijay and Sundar R D Mudaliar and Dinakar Iyer and Ashok Balasubramanyam},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={145-53}
}
BACKGROUND Although studies of immigrant Asian Indians in other countries show high rates of diabetes (DM), metabolic syndrome (MetS), and cardiovascular disease (CVD), no randomized, population-based studies of this rapidly growing ethnic group exist in the US. METHODS The sample comprised 1038 randomly selected Asian Indian immigrants, aged 18 years and older at seven US sites. Prevalence of diabetes and MetS (age-adjusted and sex-adjusted means) was estimated and ANOVA was used to… CONTINUE READING

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