If you are educated and have a high income, you are less likely to have diabetes, especially among Latinos.

More about education, income and risk for diabetes

With more education and higher income, the likelihood of diabetes decreases.

For Latino women, those with more than a high school education had a lower prevalence of diabetes than those with less than a high school education. The same pattern occurred with Latino men. In addition, Latino women from higher-income backgrounds had a lower prevalence of diabetes compared to those from lower-income households.

For Latino men, this pattern held true in that men with higher income had less diabetes in general. Lower socioeconomic status increases your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. In high-income countries (such as the United States), this pattern is most pronounced. In general, the likelihood of diabetes among Latinos decreases as education and income level increase.

This study also discusses that within the Latino population, there is a difference in prevalence of diabetes. For example, South Americans have 10.2% prevalence of diabetes, Cubans have 13.4%, Central Americans have 17.7%, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans have 18%, and Mexicans have 18.3% prevalence rate of diabetes. This data was collected from 16,415 Latino individuals aged 18 to 74 years in four different U.S. cities from 2008 to 2011.

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