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The Impact of the Hazard Correlation between Risk Factors and Diabetes

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Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Guangtai Road, Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan 324, Taiwan
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Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University, No. 259, Wenhua 1st Road, Guishan Dist., Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan
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Noble Health Management Center, Taiwan Landseed Hospital, No. 77, Guangtai Road, Pingzhen Dist., Taoyuan 324, Taiwan
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Department of Medical Management, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, No. 110, Section 1, Jian-Koa N. Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan
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Department of Health Services Administration, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Section 1, Jian-Koa N. Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan
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Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Section 1, Jian-Koa N. Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2213; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102213
Received: 4 September 2018 / Revised: 3 October 2018 / Accepted: 5 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
This study examined the occurrence of diabetes and sustainable risk factors in residents aged 30 and above of a community in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. The main purpose of this research was to explore the correlations between related variables and the occurrence of diabetes. The demographic variables, health exam variables, healthy behavior variables, and environmental variables had obvious impacts on the risk of diabetes. As age increased, the risk of developing the disease also increased; higher educational levels lowered risk, while unemployment raised it. Also, analysis of the health exam variables showed that abnormal BMIs, waist-hip ratios, and body fat percentages had significant impacts on individuals’ risk of diabetes. Moreover, it was found that smoking affected the risk of having diabetes: smokers, particularly male smokers, had a relatively higher risk of developing the disease. Lastly, the results showed that exposure to second-hand smoke did not have a significant effect on the diabetes proportion in the male population. However, a significantly higher proportion of females who had been exposed to second-hand smoke had diabetes. View Full-Text
Keywords: diabetes; demographic variables; health exam variables; healthy behavior variables; environmental variables diabetes; demographic variables; health exam variables; healthy behavior variables; environmental variables
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Chang, H.-C.; Wang, M.-C.; Chen, M.-H.; Liao, H.-C.; Wang, Y.-H. The Impact of the Hazard Correlation between Risk Factors and Diabetes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2213.

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