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

SpringerLink: 2/1/14


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


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


Prospective cohort study.


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