Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes among Adults in Alabama

Okeke, P (2022) Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes among Adults in Alabama. Walden University ProQuest Dissertations. ISBN 9798841789253

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In the 21stcentury Diabetes mellitus is recognized as one of the most important public health challenges that carry a substantial individual and community burden. It is necessary to do a detailed search regarding DM2 from adolescence till adulthood is in Alabama which should aim to provide recent information. T2D is influenced by a many factors including demographics including age, sex, income level, educational, BMI, physical activities, etc. Identification of the associated risk factors is very important to inform decision making by concerned bodies and T2D management. The study aimed to examine the risk factors associated with T2D in adults aged 18 years and older in Alabama, USA. The Social Ecological Model was used in the study. The research questions seek to find the relationship between diabetes and demographics, dietary intake, physical activities, BMI and smoking in adults 18 years and older in Alabama while controlling for s age, income, educational level and employment status as confounders. In the study used a quantitative and cross-sectional research design was used and the data was collected from BRFSS 2019. 6,892 respondents were used these included adults 18 years and older in who reside in Alabama, who were eligible to participate in the 2019 BRFSS survey. Chi- square was used to show the relationship between diabetes and the different risk factors and Binomial logistic regression was further used to control for confounder. Results showed that employment status, age, smoking, educational level, income category and race significantly predicted diabetes. Dietary intake did not significantly predict diabetes, while BMI and Physical activities significantly had effect on the risk of diabetes. Knowing he risk factors associated with diabetes will inform decision making and better diabetes management program

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 08:25
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 08:42
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3996

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