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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

TitleExamining 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
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGonzalez, G, Wilson-Frederick Wilson, SM, Thorpe, R. J., J
JournalFam Community Health
Volume38
Pagination319-31
Date PublishedOct-Dec
ISBN Number1550-5057 (Electronic)0160-6379 (Linking)
Accession Number26291192
Keywords*Health Status Disparities, *Social Determinants of Health, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/*ethnology/prevention & control, European Continental Ancestry Group/*statistics & numerical data, Female, Health Behavior/*ethnology, Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data, Hispanic Americans/*statistics & numerical data, Humans, Male, Obesity/ethnology, Residence Characteristics/*statistics & numerical data, United States
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.