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Spatial patterns of diabetes related health problems for vulnerable populations in Los Angeles

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2010
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Title
Spatial patterns of diabetes related health problems for vulnerable populations in Los Angeles
Published in
International Journal of Health Geographics, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1476-072x-9-43
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Authors

Andrew J Curtis, Wei-An Andy Lee

Abstract

Rates for Diabetes Mellitus continue to rise in most urban areas of the United States, with a disproportionate burden suffered by minorities and low income populations. This paper presents an approach that utilizes address level data to understand the geography of this disease by analyzing patients seeking diabetes care through an emergency department in a Los Angeles County hospital. The most vulnerable frequently use an emergency room as a common care access point, and such care is especially costly. A fine scale GIS analysis reveals hotspots of diabetes related health problems and provides output useful in a clinic setting. Indeed these results were used to support the work of a progressive diabetes clinic to guide management and intervention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 110 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 19%
Student > Master 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 28 24%
Unknown 19 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 25%
Social Sciences 21 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 8%
Environmental Science 6 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 4%
Other 21 18%
Unknown 25 22%

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