Table 2

Adjusted ORs of prevalent type 2 diabetes in Asians versus whites, NHIS 1997–2008

1997–19992000–20022003–20052006–2008
Model 11.3 (1.0–1.6)1.2 (0.9–1.5)1.3 (1.0–1.6)1.4 (1.2–1.7)
Model 21.5 (1.2–1.8)1.4 (1.0–1.8)1.5 (1.2–1.9)1.7 (1.4–2.0)
Model 31.5 (1.1–2.0)1.3 (0.9–1.8)1.3 (1.0–1.7)1.4 (1.2–1.7)
  • Numbers data are OR (95% CI).

  • Model 1: Adjusted for age (continuous) and sex.

  • Model 2: Model 1 + BMI categories (underweight/normal weight: BMI <23 kg/m2 for Asians and BMI <25 kg/m2 for whites; overweight: 23 ≤ BMI < 27.5 kg/m2 for Asians and 25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2 for whites; obese: BMI ≥27.5 kg/m2 for Asians and BMI ≥30 kg/m2 for whites).

  • Model 3: Model 2 + education, incomes, nation of birth, current smoking and alcohol drinking status, and leisure-time physical activity.