Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276762
Title:
Exploratory data analysis of type II diabetes among Navajo Indians
Author:
Evaneshko, Veronica
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research explicated the use of exploratory data analysis in describing type II diabetes mellitus among the Navajo Indians. A sample of 98 diagnosed diabetics was obtained from a retrospective chart review and had a 1.3:1 female to male ratio, a median age of 58.6 years, and a mean duration for diabetes of 7.66 years. Other characteristics included a median age at diagnosis of 50 years, a median weight prior to diagnosis (expressed in percent desired weight) of 140%, and a median blood glucose value at time of diagnosis of 241 mg/dl. The distribution patterns for age, weight, and blood glucose revealed several asymmetry problems which had implications for the appropriateness of using parametric statistics in numerical summarizations. Bivariate analyses revealed a negative association between age at diagnosis and percent desired weight prior to diagnosis. This finding identifies the risk that obesity brings to the young and that aging brings to the non-obese, Navajo Indian.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes.; Diabetes -- Nutritional aspects.; Diabetes -- Genetic aspects.; Navajo Indians -- Diseases.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Verran, Joyce

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleExploratory data analysis of type II diabetes among Navajo Indiansen_US
dc.creatorEvaneshko, Veronicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvaneshko, Veronicaen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research explicated the use of exploratory data analysis in describing type II diabetes mellitus among the Navajo Indians. A sample of 98 diagnosed diabetics was obtained from a retrospective chart review and had a 1.3:1 female to male ratio, a median age of 58.6 years, and a mean duration for diabetes of 7.66 years. Other characteristics included a median age at diagnosis of 50 years, a median weight prior to diagnosis (expressed in percent desired weight) of 140%, and a median blood glucose value at time of diagnosis of 241 mg/dl. The distribution patterns for age, weight, and blood glucose revealed several asymmetry problems which had implications for the appropriateness of using parametric statistics in numerical summarizations. Bivariate analyses revealed a negative association between age at diagnosis and percent desired weight prior to diagnosis. This finding identifies the risk that obesity brings to the young and that aging brings to the non-obese, Navajo Indian.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNon-insulin-dependent diabetes.en_US
dc.subjectDiabetes -- Nutritional aspects.en_US
dc.subjectDiabetes -- Genetic aspects.en_US
dc.subjectNavajo Indians -- Diseases.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVerran, Joyceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334290en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20382069en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16990146en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16990134en_US
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