Metabolic syndrome in Mexican American females—prevalence and impact of age, socioeconomic status, and family history of type II diabetes
This thesis presents an analysis of data from Molecular Epidemiology of Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Mexican Americans. The study included 294 families. Among the participating families were 500 Mexican American females aged 19 to 86 who provided information on characteristics such as height, weight, and a variety of biochemical indicators. The research questions for this thesis are: (1) How strong is the association between indicators of the metabolic syndrome in study participants and their family histories of type II diabetes; and (2) How is an individual's family history of type II diabetes, age and socioeconomic status associated with the metabolic syndrome? In this thesis education status of the participants is used as an indicator of socioeconomic status. Answers to these questions are provided through the analysis of women's responses to written questionnaires and biochemical data.
Reyes, Laura Gabriela, "Metabolic syndrome in Mexican American females—prevalence and impact of age, socioeconomic status, and family history of type II diabetes" (2012). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1519615.