Residential segregation and diabetes risk among Latinos

Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint, Antwan Jones, Jessica Kubo, Natalie Bradford

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Abstract

Objective: To examine whether residence in ethnically segregated metropolitan areas is associated with increased diabetes risk for Latinos in the United States. Methods: Population data from the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the 2005 American Community Survey were used to determine whether higher levels of Latino-White segregation across metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States is associated with increased diabetes risk among Latinos (N=7462). Results: No significant relationship (P<.05) between levels of segregation and diabetes risk was observed. Conclusion: The research literature examining the impact of residential segregation on health outcomes remains equivocal for Latinos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-458
Number of pages8
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Latinos
  • Segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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