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Socio-Economic Factors In Disease Rates: A Longitudinal Study Of Obesity, Diabetes And Heart Disease In Mississippi

Sheeba Ogirala, Chaza Abdul, Wenli Wang, Shaloam Dasari and Paul Tchounwou
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Sheeba Ogirala: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, United States
Chaza Abdul: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, United States
Wenli Wang: Robert Morris University United States
Shaloam Dasari: Jackson State Univeristy, United States
Paul Tchounwou: Jackson State University United States

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Abstract: Obesity is among the leading causes of many chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. This longitudinal study examined the associations between obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the state of Mississippi in 2005 - 2017. It used the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data published by the Center for Disease Control and integrated social economic data of individuals from Mississippi in 2005 - 2017. Socioeconomic factors like race, gender, level of education, and household income affect chronic disease rates considerably. Data analysis of disease rates showed that obesity and cardiovascular disease are directly related. Risk of a cardiovascular condition is higher for Caucasians, male, low education, and low household income groups.

Keywords: Obesity; Diabetes; Heart Disease; Socio Economic Factors; Public Health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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