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ERIC Number: EJ865578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
Immigrant Asian Indians in the U.S.: A Population at Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Misra, Ranjita
Health Educator, v41 n1 p19-28 Spr 2009
Asian Indians are the third largest and fastest growing Asian subgroup in the U.S. and considered the model minority due to their high education and income level. Unlike other Asian immigrants, they are a more heterogeneous group with a genetic predisposition for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Current national surveys are incapable of assessing risk factors and disease prevalence in specific Asian subpopulations because multiple ethnic groups are aggregated into the general category of "Asian and Pacific Islander," and because sample sizes of individual Asian sub-groups are small. This literature review highlights the need for large population-based studies to examine prevalence rate and changes in clinical and non-clinical risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease among the growing immigrant Asian Indians in the United States. Implications for primary and secondary prevention and health promotion/health education are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Health Interview Survey