Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Percentage of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Cases Attributable to Overweight and Obesity, Florida, 2004-2007

@inproceedings{Kim2012RacialEthnicDI,
  title={Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Percentage of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Cases Attributable to Overweight and Obesity, Florida, 2004-2007},
  author={Shin Y Kim and Lucinda Jane England and William B. Sappenfield and Hoyt G. Wilson and Connie L Bish and Hamisu M. Salihu and Andrea J. Sharma},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects 3% to 7% of pregnant women in the United States, and Asian, black, American Indian, and Hispanic women are at increased risk. Florida, the fourth most populous US state, has a high level of racial/ethnic diversity, providing the opportunity to examine variations in the contribution of maternal body mass index (BMI) status to GDM risk. The objective of this study was to estimate the race/ethnicity-specific percentage of GDM attributable to… CONTINUE READING
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