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Table 6 Chronic health conditions for participants of the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.

From: The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities

Health Outcomes (%) Men Women
  Ages 45-59 Ages 60-75 Ages 45-59 Ages 60-75
Diabetesa 37.2 45.0 33.9* 50.7
Hypertensionb 64.2* 76.6 58.7* 83.7
Depressive symptomatologyc 50.0** 43.8** 68.1* 58.6
Cardiovascular diseased 17.1* 27.2 15.6* 25.1
Arthritisd 27.9*;** 46.3 48.6*;** 69.2
  1. *P < 0.05, between age categories, within sex
  2. **P < 0.05 between sex, within age category
  3. a Defined as fasting plasma glucose ≥ 126 mg/dl or medication use
  4. b Defined as ≥ 140/90 mmHg or medication use
  5. c Defined as a CESD score ≥ 16
  6. d Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and heart attack) and arthritis are self-reported