This study examines the effect that socioeconomic status has on the prevalence of diabetes. It is predicted that the prevalence of diabetes is based on one’s socioeconomic status. The lower your socioeconomic status, the higher your risk is for developing diabetes and vice versa. Socioeconomic status for purposes of this study is defined by using four variables: income, education level, employment status, and access to healthy and fresh food. The adult dataset (ages 18 and older) was used from The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011-2012) to evaluate the proposed hypothesis. The Statistical Package for Social Services (SPSS) 22.0 was used to analyze the CHIS dataset and One-Way Anova and Chi Square statistics were conducted to determine the results. The findings of this study are consistent with our prediction. The statistical test was able to indicate that there is a significant relationship between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of diabetes. This health issue will not be solved overnight however knowing the relationship between the two can start the process. Changes need to happen in lower income communities so that no matter what your socioeconomic may be, you are offered the same health opportunity.
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Gotz, Cindy|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Sociology, Health care management|
|Keywords:||California, Diabetes, Food access, Socioeconomic status|
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