Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 2S, P106-115 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0090 View full text
Diane Neal, Gayenell Magwood, Carolyn Jenkins, Charles L. Hossler

Abstract: Studies have suggested that many of the estimated 30.5% of all adults, and 54.8% of adults with diabetes, who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater do not have a diagnosis of obesity. The records of 265 people with diabetes in the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 2010 Charleston community were audited for race, sex, BMI, and a documentation of obesity, to determine the likelihood of a diagnosis of obesity for people with BMI of 30 or greater, based on race and sex. Significant d…

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