Having a diagnosis of diabetes is not associated with general diabetes knowledge in rural Hispanics.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, Volume 26, Issue 4, p.342-51 (2010)


2010, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Center-Authored Paper, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Community-Based Participatory Research, Confidence Intervals, Diabetes Mellitus, Epidemiologic Factors, Female, Health Education, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, Health Status Disparities, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Patient Education as Topic, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Rural Population, Shared Resources, Social Marketing, Washington, Young Adult


The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanics in Washington State is 30% greater than it is for non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics also have higher rates of diabetes-related complications and mortality due to the disease. Although interventions have been developed for the Hispanic community, studies in rural settings are limited. To address this we conducted a study to identify factors associated with general diabetes knowledge in a rural Hispanic population.