Association of health professional shortage areas and cardiovascular risk factor prevalence, awareness, and control in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (Mesa)

Norrina B. Allen, Ana Diez-Roux, Kiang Liu, Alain G. Bertoni, Moyses Szklo, Martha Daviglus

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Abstract

To examine this question, the authors used data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis baseline examination (2000-2002). Outcomes included the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, and obesity as well as the awareness and control of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Multivariable Poisson models were used to examine the independent association of PC-HPSA residence with each outcome. Models were sequentially adjusted for demographics, acculturation, socioeconomic status, access to health care, and neighborhood socioeconomic status. Similar to the national average, 16.7% of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis participants lived in a PC-HPSA. In unadjusted analyses, prevalence rates of diabetes (14.8% versus 11.0%), hypertension (48.2% versus 43.1%), obesity (35.7% versus 31.1%), and smoking (15.5% versus 12.1%) were significantly higher among residents of PC-HPSAs. There were no significant differences in the awareness or control of diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia. After adjustment, residence in a PC-HPSA was not independently associated with cardiovascular disease risk factor prevalence, awareness, or control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-572
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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