Growing Number of Hispanics Affected By Diabetes
Diabetes, a disease that is expected to affect 9.9% of the world’s adult by 2030, takes an especially heavy toll on U.S. Hispanics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Huffington Post reports.
Hispanics have double the risk of developing diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites, according to a CDC a study on diabetes prevalence among Hispanics in California, Florida, Illinois, New York/New Jersey, Texas, and Puerto Rico from 1998 to 2002.
The CDC study also found that:
- Hispanics tend to develop diabetes at a younger age
- The prevalence of diabetes decreased with higher education levels; among Hispanics with less than a high school education, 11.8% had diabetes, compared to 7% of college graduates
Read the full news report.
Watch an interesting video on one Latino teen’s experience with diabetes here or below:
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