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Volume 8: No. 6, November 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among American Indian/Alaska Native Women of Reproductive Age

Race No. of conditions
0 1 2 ≥3
American Indian/Alaska Native women 13.2 21.2 24.3 41.4
White women 17.2 29.9 26.3 26.6

Figure. Distribution of the number of chronic conditions and risk factors among American Indian/Alaska Native women and non-Hispanic white women aged 18 to 44 years, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2005 and 2007. Chronic conditions and risk factors are high cholesterol, high blood pressure (chronic, during pregnancy, prehypertensive or borderline high), diabetes (chronic, during pregnancy, prediabetes or borderline diabetes), being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, smoking, poor mental health, and binge or heavy drinking. All values for number of chronic conditions and risk factors are significant at P < .001, χ2 test.

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