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Diabetic retinopathy epidemiology Mexico

Sarah Polack, David Yorston, Antonio López-Ramos, Sergio Lepe-Orta, Rogerio Martins Baia, Luciano Alves, Carlos Grau-Alvidrez, Pedro Gomez-Bastar, Hannah Kuper
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and causes of blindness in Chiapas, Mexico, and to assess the feasibility of using the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness framework to estimate diabetic retinopathy (DR) prevalence. DESIGN: A cross-sectional population-based survey. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-six clusters of 50 people 50 years of age or older were selected by probability proportionate to size sampling. Households within clusters were selected through compact segment sampling...
May 2012: Ophthalmology
S A Black
OBJECTIVE: To examine the health burden associated with concomitant depressive symptoms and diabetes in older Mexican Americans. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly were used to assess the association between high levels of depressive symptoms, measured with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression scale, and comorbid chronic health conditions, diabetic complications, functional disability, health service use, and medication use among 636 older diabetic Mexican Americans, in comparison with 2,196 older nondiabetic Mexican Americans...
January 1999: Diabetes Care
M P Stern, R A Valdez, S M Haffner, B D Mitchell, H P Hazuda
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term stability of the World Health Organization criteria for diabetes in the 8-yr follow-up of the San Antonio Heart Study. A problem with older criteria for diagnosing diabetes was that many individuals classified as having borderline or chemical diabetes reverted to nondiabetic status on follow-up. Few studies have addressed this issue among diabetic patients who meet the more stringent, modern National Diabetes Data Group or World Health Organization criteria...
July 1993: Diabetes Care
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