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ERIC Number: EJ878142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
The Presence of Family History and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors in Rural Children
Adams, Marsha Howell; Barnett Lammon, Carol Ann
Journal of School Nursing, v23 n5 p259-266 2007
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is reaching epidemic proportions among children and adolescents. School health fairs offer an opportunity to identify children with risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study identified selected risk factors (i.e., high-risk racial/ethnic group, obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated casual blood glucose, elevated total cholesterol, and the presence of acanthosis nigricans) for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural children with or without a family history of diabetes during annual school health fairs. Of the children screened, 40% (673) presented with two or more of the identified risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus. The presence of multiple risk factors in participants reporting a positive family history of diabetes mellitus versus those with no family history was not statistically significant. Based on the study results, factors other than family history may be more predictive for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in rural school children. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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