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Am J Public Health. 2001 Jan;91(1):129-30.

Productivity and economic burden associated with diabetes.

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Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This report assessed the cost and burden of diabetes in broad terms of economic status, underlying disability, and barriers to health care--that is, as reflected in employment, income, disability days, general health status, and access to medical care.

METHODS:

We used the 1990 to 1995 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey in Oklahoma to compare persons with diabetes with age-, sex-, and race/ethnicity-matched respondents without diabetes.

RESULTS:

Persons with diabetes were significantly and substantially worse off on all economic, disability, and access measures.

CONCLUSIONS:

Compared with nondiabetic persons, diabetic persons have fewer resources to deal with higher levels of disability and poorer health status.

PMID:
11189805
PMCID:
PMC1446501
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.91.1.129
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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