The higher prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in US blacks as compared with whites may be due to a higher frequency of NIDDM risk factors in blacks, a higher inherent susceptibility to NIDDM among blacks, or the risk factors'having a greater effect in blacks.
The authors evaluated 4,379 subjects from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1976-1980) for whom NIDDM was ascertained by medical history and oral glucose tolerance test, and for whom data on a number of risk factors were available.
The prevalence of NIDDM was 60% higher in blacks than in whites (p<0.001) and was highest in black women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète non insulinodépendant, Facteur risque, Caucasoïde, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Endocrinopathie, Race, Négroïde, Obésité, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non insulin dependent diabetes, Risk factor, Caucasoid, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Endocrinopathy, Race, Negroid, Obesity, Human, United States, North America, America
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