Cardiovascular risk factors of Anglos and Mexican-American Hispanics in Pima County, Arizona

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Title:
Cardiovascular risk factors of Anglos and Mexican-American Hispanics in Pima County, Arizona
Author:
Dodson, Mary Ann Jokerst, 1939-
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:
A comparison study of cardiovascular risk factors between Anglos and Mexican-American Hispanics, by gender and age, was conducted with 1343 subjects in Pima County, Arizona. Data was collected through public health screenings at a variety of sites (39) throughout the community. A self-administered questionnaire and measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, total blood cholesterol and blood glucose provided the data. Risk factors (total blood cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, genetic tendency, diabetes, obesity and lack of exercise) were analyzed individually and in combination by age, gender and ethnicity. Some of the significant findings (p ≤ 0.05) were females, greater than 50 years of age, had higher cholesterol levels and more multiple risk factors than comparable males, that more Anglos (p ≤ .005) both males and females, had elevated blood cholesterol levels than did Mexican-Americans but that Mexican-Americans were more obese and exercised less than Anglos.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Coronary heart disease -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Health risk assessment -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Mexican Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Whites -- Health and hygiene -- Arizona -- Pima County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nutrition and Food Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tinsley, Ann

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCardiovascular risk factors of Anglos and Mexican-American Hispanics in Pima County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorDodson, Mary Ann Jokerst, 1939-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDodson, Mary Ann Jokerst, 1939-en_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.abstractA comparison study of cardiovascular risk factors between Anglos and Mexican-American Hispanics, by gender and age, was conducted with 1343 subjects in Pima County, Arizona. Data was collected through public health screenings at a variety of sites (39) throughout the community. A self-administered questionnaire and measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, total blood cholesterol and blood glucose provided the data. Risk factors (total blood cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, genetic tendency, diabetes, obesity and lack of exercise) were analyzed individually and in combination by age, gender and ethnicity. Some of the significant findings (p ≤ 0.05) were females, greater than 50 years of age, had higher cholesterol levels and more multiple risk factors than comparable males, that more Anglos (p ≤ .005) both males and females, had elevated blood cholesterol levels than did Mexican-Americans but that Mexican-Americans were more obese and exercised less than Anglos.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCoronary heart disease -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subjectHealth risk assessment -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subjectMexican Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subjectWhites -- Health and hygiene -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutrition and Food Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTinsley, Annen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334348en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20968287en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17128973en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18409489en_US
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