Chapter 20. Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic North Americans

  1. Dr Jean-Marie Ekoé Professor of Medicine Faculty of Medicine member recipient principal investigator co-investigator Chairman2,
  2. Dr Marian Rewers principal investigator Core director Program Chair Chair3,
  3. Rhys Williams Dean of Medicine Professor of Clinical Epidemiology chair Vice President Editor-in-Chief member visiting consultant4 and
  4. Paul Zimmet Director Hon. Professor Officer5
  1. Judith Baxter and
  2. Richard F. Hamman

Published Online: 11 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470779750.ch20

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus, Second Edition

How to Cite

Baxter, J. and Hamman, R. F. (2008) Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic North 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.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

    International Diabetes Institute Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017272

Online ISBN: 9780470779750



  • Hispanic North Americans - type 2 diabetes epidemiology;
  • age and socioeconomic characteristics;
  • Hispanic prevalence of diabetes;
  • diabetes prevalence and incidence trends;
  • San Luis Valley Diabetes Study;
  • Markov model - prevalence incidence and mortality rates;
  • Hispanic American type 2 diabetes risk factors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hispanic Population Profile

  • Size and Distribution of Hispanic Population—Regional Trends

  • Age and Socioeconomic Characteristics

  • Prevalence of Diabetes

  • Incidence of Diabetes

  • Lifetime Risk

  • Trends in Diabetes Prevalence and Incidence

  • Future Projections

  • Diabetes Mortality Trends

  • Risk Factors

  • Genetic Admixture

  • Possibilities for Prevention

  • Preventive Practices for Complications

  • Directions for Future Research