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Descriptive Profile of People with Diabetes who use the Puerto Rico Quitline.

Thursday, August 09, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Cabrera-Serrano A, Ramos-Colón MV, Rivera-Alvarado A, Cases-Rosario A, Ramos JI. Ethn Dis. 2012 Winter;22(1):45-50.
This study provided a description of the people with diabetes who used the Puerto Rico Quitline (PRQ) during 2008, compared to non-diabetic people (NDP). Results showed that nearly 11 percent of the people receiving PRQ services reported a diabetes diagnosis. PWD were more likely than NDP to report health conditions (95.7% vs. 62.3%, p<.01), and to have hypertension, circulatory problems, and respiratory infections. PWD consumed more alcoholic beverages per day (8) than NDP (5) (p<.01). The authors conclude that the study results can help increase the chances of success for smoking cessation among PWD who access the quitline program.

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