Diabetes Among Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders — United States, 2011–2014

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 20 November 2015

Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are fast-growing U.S. minority populations at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Although national studies have described diabetes prevalence, incidence, and risk factors among Asians and NHPIs compared with non-Hispanic whites, little is known about state-level diabetes prevalence among these two racial groups, or about how they differ from one another with respect to diabetes risk factors. To examine state-level prevalence of self-reported, physician-diagnosed (diagnosed) diabetes and risk factors among Asians and NHPIs aged ≥18 years, CDC analyzed data from the 2011–2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Read more.

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