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Question #837

The list below indicates the ethnicities of the patients whose cases you have just reviewed over the past month. Please choose the correct order showing the relative risk of developing diabetes for each ethnicity in adults > 20 years.

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Answer: C. Non-Hispanic blacks > Hispanic > Asian American > non-Hispanic whites

After adjusting for population age differences, the 2007-2009 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes, aged 20 years or older include the following prevalence by race/ethnicity:

  • 7.1% of non-Hispanic whites
  • 8.4% of Asian Americans
  • 12.6% of non-Hispanic blacks
  • 11.8% of Hispanics

Compared with non-Hispanic white adults, the risk of diagnosed diabetes was 18% higher among Asian Americans, 66% higher among Hispanics/Latinos, and 77% higher among non-Hispanic blacks. Among Hispanics/Latinos compared with non-Hispanic white adults, the risk of diagnosed diabetes was about the same for Cuban Americans and for Central and South Americans, 87% higher for Mexican Americans, and 94 percent higher for Puerto Ricans.

Diabetes Fact Sheets - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/factsheets.html.  Jul 23, 2015

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