Examining Place As a Social Determinant of Health: Association between Diabetes and US Geographic Region among Non-Hispanic Whites and a Diverse Group of Hispanic/Latino Men

Gloria González, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick Wilson, Roland J. Thorpe

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Abstract

Place (geographic location), birthplace, the number of years in the United States, and gender are important social determinants of health essential to our understanding of health disparities. In this study, we examined the association between place and diabetes in white and Hispanic/Latino men and found that place and the number of years in the United States are important social determinants of health. Our findings provide implications for a nuanced perspective by highlighting the importance of examining social determinants of health to identify tailored interventions to address disparities in diabetes for diverse groups of Hispanic/Latino men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015

Keywords

  • Hispanic/Latino men
  • diabetes
  • men's health
  • racial and ethnic minority health disparities
  • social determinants of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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