Undiagnosed prediabetes among food insecure adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


To identify sub-populations at risk for diabetes based on having prediabetes. Although food insecurity has been linked to diabetes, to our knowledge, no studies have examined whether food insecure individuals are more likely than fully food secure individuals to have undiagnosed prediabetes.


This study was based on a cross-sectional analysis of 6577 adults in the 2005-08 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. USDA's Food Security Survey Module, self-reported prediabetes status and clinical measures were examined.


Whereas men who were food insecure were more likely than fully food secure men to have undiagnosed prediabetes, no association was observed among women.


Prediabetes screening appears warranted for food insecure men.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ding, M; Wilson, NLW; Garza, KB; Zizza, CA

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 225 - 233

PubMed ID

  • 24629551

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-3244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5993/ajhb.38.2.8


  • eng