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Disparities in Age at Diabetes Diagnosis Among Asian Americans: Implications for Early Preventive Measures (Preventing Chronic Disease)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2005); 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2007); 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009); 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); Screening for Early Disease Detection; Diabetes; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Asian

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​Authors evaluated the association between Asian American ethnicity and age at diagnosis for type 2 diabetes using data from the 2003–2011 California Health Interview Survey. Survey-weighted unadjusted and adjusted linear regressions were used to obtain mean estimates of age at diagnosis. In the adjusted regression model, ages at diagnosis were 10.5, 8.7, 8.4, and 4.2 years earlier among South Asian, Vietnamese, Filipino and Korean populations, respectively, as compared to non-Hispanic whites; no significant difference in age at diagnosis was noted for Chinese and Japanese populations. Recommendations for diabetes screening and preventive measures specific to Asian American populations are warranted.


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Journal Article: Disparities in Age at Diabetes Diagnosis Among Asian Americans: Implications for Early Preventive Measures

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