Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 3, P599-608 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0067 View full text
Abe E. Sahmoun, Mary J. Markland, Steven D. Helgerson

Abstract: Depressive symptoms are common among patients with diabetes and may have a significant impact on self-management and health outcomes. The prevalence of both depression and diabetes varies by race. We examined whether race is also an effect modifier in the association between mental health rated "not good" and diabetes using the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 2002 to 2005. We found that the prevalence of diabetes among Native American respondents was almost double that amo…

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