Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P362-370 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0241 View full text
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Jerilyn K. Allen, Alison Purcell, Sarah Szanton, Cheryl R. Dennison

Abstract: objective The purpose of this study was to determine the perception of risk for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a population of urban, low socioeconomic status (SES) patients with type-2 diabetes but no known CVD and to identify factors associated with perceived risk. Methods This cross-sectional study enrolled 143 patients, predominantly middle-aged African American women, at urban community clinics. Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, medical history, health behavior, depres…

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