Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)?

Bandana M. Chakraborty, Maria Eugenia Fernández-Esquer, Ranajit Chakraborty

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to critically assess the basis of the hypothesis that the ethnicity of Hispanics is by itself a risk factor of NIDDM. Showing that the definition of the term Hispanics has both operational and methodological problems, it is argued that in the United States, a group identified by this term is genetically, as well as culturally, heterogeneous. Further, the actual risk factors of NIDDM may simply co-vary with the ethnicity of Hispanics, so that the notion that this ethnicity is a stand-alone independent risk factor of NIDDM may be too simplistic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-283
Number of pages6
JournalEthnicity and Disease
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1999

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Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Genetic Heterogeneity
  • Hispanics
  • NIDDM
  • Risk Factor

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Chakraborty, B. M., Fernández-Esquer, M. E., & Chakraborty, R. (1999). Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)? Ethnicity and Disease, 9(2), 278-283.
Chakraborty, Bandana M. ; Fernández-Esquer, Maria Eugenia ; Chakraborty, Ranajit. / Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)?. In: Ethnicity and Disease. 1999 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 278-283.
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Chakraborty, BM, Fernández-Esquer, ME & Chakraborty, R 1999, 'Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)?', Ethnicity and Disease, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 278-283.

Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)? / Chakraborty, Bandana M.; Fernández-Esquer, Maria Eugenia; Chakraborty, Ranajit.

In: Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.03.1999, p. 278-283.

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Chakraborty BM, Fernández-Esquer ME, Chakraborty R. Is being Hispanic a risk factor for non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)? Ethnicity and Disease. 1999 Mar 1;9(2):278-283.