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Volume 7: No. 3, May 2010

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Socioeconomic Status and Prevalence of Obesity and Diabetes in a Mexican American Community, Cameron County, Texas, 2004-2007

Age group, y Lower SES Higher SES
35-44 8 10
45-54 26 23
55-64 37 20

Figure 2. Percentage of participants with diabetes, by age and by socioeconomic status (SES), Cameron County Hispanic Cohort, 2004-2007. People in the first quartile had annual household incomes of $17,830 or less, and people in the third quartile had annual household incomes of $24,067-$31,747. Among people aged 55-64 years, the difference between people in the lower socioeconomic stratum compared with those in the higher stratum was significant at  P < .05.

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