Chapter 19. Non-Caucasian North American Populations: Native Americans

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman3,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair4,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant5 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer6
  1. Meda E. Pavkov1,
  2. K. M. Venkat Narayan2,
  3. Robert G. Nelson1,
  4. Robert L. Hanson1 and
  5. William C. Knowler1

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch19

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pavkov, M. E., Narayan, K. M. V., Nelson, R. G., Hanson, R. L. and Knowler, W. C. (2008) Non-Caucasian North American Populations: Native Americans, in The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition (eds J.-M. Ekoé, M. Rewers, R. Williams and P. Zimmet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Endocrinologie, Métabolisme et Nutrition, Centre de Recherche du CHUM, Montreal, Canada

  2. 4

    Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA

  3. 5

    Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK

  4. 6

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Phoenix, AZ, USA

  2. 2

    National Center for Chronic Disease, Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • diabetes in native Americans;
  • type 2 diabetes determinants;
  • potentially modifiable risk factors;
  • age–sex-adjusted diabetes incidence and body mass index (BMI);
  • type 2 diabetes complication;
  • microvascular complications;
  • periodontal disease and diabetes complication


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Native Americans

  • Diabetes in Native Americans

  • Magnitude of the Problem of Type 2 Diabetes in Native Americans

  • Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors

  • Complication of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Conclusion