Health issues in the Arab American community. Chronic diseases and the potential for prevention in the Arab world: the Jordanian experience.

Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Ethnicity & disease (Impact Factor: 1). 02/2007; 17(2 Suppl 3):S3-55-S3-56.
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    • "During 2004, approximately 400,000 (15%) Jordanian adults had diabetes ( increasing 7% than in 1996), and an estimated 350,000 (12%) had impaired fasting glucose, and approximately 23% had high blood cholesterol — an increase from 9% in 1996.( Mokdad AH.2007 and Zindah M et al. 2004) Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of glucose metabolism resulting from dysfunction of pancreatic beta cells and insulin resistance. It is still a serious global health * Corresponding author. "
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