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Minority status and diabetes screening in an ambulatory population

Minority status and diabetes screening in an ambulatory population

Ethnicity has been identified as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, as well as increased morbidity and mortality with the disease. This study looked at the effect of minority status on diabetes screening practices in an ambulatory, insured population. The authors found that minority status did not independently lead to recommended diabetes screening. Factors other than insurance or access to care may affect preventive care for minorities.

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