Non-Traditional Risk Factors are Important Contributors to the Racial Disparity in Diabetes Risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

SpringerLink: 2/1/14

BACKGROUND

Traditional risk factors, particularly obesity, do not completely explain the excess risk of diabetes among African Americans compared to whites.

OBJECTIVE

We sought to quantify the impact of recently identified, non-traditional risk factors on the racial disparity in diabetes risk.

DESIGN

Prospective cohort study.

PARTICIPANTS

We analyzed data from 2,322 African-American and 8,840 white participants without diabetes at baseline from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Read More