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.
|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|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Public health, Kinesiology, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||Mexican-American adults, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes|
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