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Sekkeck, C., McAtee, J., & Chai, W. (2020) Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Prediabetes and Diabetes Among US Adults. Poster presentation, UNL Spring Research Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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Type-2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease affecting more than3 4 million Americans or 10.5% of the population [1]. While almost 90% of people are not aware of their prediabetes status, around 88 million adults are considered to be prediabetic [2]. Without any prevention methods, 70% of prediabetes cases will eventually develop into diabetes[3]. While the development of type-2 diabetes is multifactorial, lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity as well as socioeconomic (SES) factors such as poverty and education can be main contributors [4]. This study aimed to assess racial-ethnic differences in SES, lifestyle factors and prevalence of prediabetes and type-2 diabetes.

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