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Racial and ethnic differences in premature heart disease deaths in New Mexico: what is the role of diabetes?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16599353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Multiple-cause mortality files from 1999-2001 were obtained to describe premature heart disease (PHD) deaths and the role of diabetes as a contributing cause in heart disease (HD) mortality in American Indians, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Whites in New Mexico. The proportion and rate of PHD and diabetes-related HD death were calculated and reported by race/ethnicity and gender. Results indicate that from 1999 to 2001, 24% of all deaths in New Mexico reported HD as the leading cause of death. Of these, 16.6% occurred in persons <65 years of age and were therefore classified as premature. The proportion of premature HD deaths was substantially higher in the American-Indian (29.2%) and Hispanic (20.8%) populations compared to Whites (13.7%). Furthermore, diabetes contributed to almost 18% of premature HD deaths in American Indians and Hispanics and to 10% of premature HD among Whites. These findings suggest that American Indians and Hispanics are disproportionately affected by premature HD death and that diabetes as a contributing cause is greater among these populations compared to non-Hispanic Whites.
Authors:
Heidi R Krapfl; Dorothy M Gohdes; Janet B Croft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethnicity & disease     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1049-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethn Dis     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-07     Completed Date:  2006-06-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109034     Medline TA:  Ethn Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New Mexico Department of Health, Diabetes Program, 1190 St. Francis Drive, S100, Santa Fe, NM 87502, USA. heidi.krapfl@dh.state.nm.us
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Databases as Topic
Diabetes Mellitus
Ethnic Groups*
Female
Heart Diseases / mortality*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
New Mexico / epidemiology

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