Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship of obesity and physical activity to Type 2 diabetes among Mexican Americans
by De Rueda, Norma, M.H.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 38; 1524191
Abstract (Summary)

This report investigated and compared the relationship of obesity and physical activity to Type 2 diabetes among Mexican American adults. Secondary data analysis was employed using the 2009 California Health Interview Survey. There were 47, 614 adult survey participants, of which 6,494 were Mexican American between the ages of 19 to 54; 813 of those had a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. The questions used in this survey included: demographics, body mass index, and different types of physical activities. A multiple logistic regression was used to examine the predictive relationship of obesity and physical activity to Type 2 diabetes among Mexican Americans. The results yielded a significant association between obesity and Type 2 diabetes among this particular population. The results showed that walking for transport and vigorous activity were protective against diabetes while walking for leisure was not. Interventions to address the needs of this population were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Lawrence, Henry
Commitee: Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nutrition, Public health, Kinesiology, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Mexican-American adults, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes
Publication Number: 1524191
ISBN: 978-1-303-52168-3
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