Table 4

Effect of Acculturation On Self-Reported Rates of Hypertension and Diabetes Among Foreign Born Hispanics*
Acculturation Variable Hypertension Diabetes
English Ability OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
 Not Well 1.17 (0.99 – 1.37) 1.07 (0.84 – 1.35)
 Well ---- ----
Years in the US
 ≤1 – 4 0.75 (0.58 – 0.97) 0.45 (0.28 – 0.72)
 5 – 9 1.00 (0.79 – 1.26) 0.57 (0.39 – 0.83)
 10 – 14 0.79 (0.64 – 0.99) 0.71 (0.53-0.95)
 >15 ---- ----
Citizenship
 Not citizen 0.84 (0.73 – 0.97) 1.18 (0.98 – 1.43)
 Citizen ---- ----

OR = Odds Ratio; CI = Confidence Interval.

*Acculturation variable odds ratios are from the fully adjusted models including demographic and clinical participant characteristics.

Rodriguez et al.

Rodriguez et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:768   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-768

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