National Study Will Include Mexican-Americans in San Diego County
Three medical facilities in San Diego on Thursday were chosen to participate in a national study of Hispanic/Latino health, the largest national study ever to address Hispanics/Latinos specifically, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Researchers at the University of California-San Diego, San Diego State University and San Ysidro Health Center will track 4,000 Mexican-American San Diego County residents. The study, called the National Hispanic Community Health Study, will last almost seven years and will include information on:
- Cuban-Americans in Miami;
- Puerto Rican-Americans in New York; and
- U.S. residents of Central or South American descent in Chicago.
At the UCSD Medical Center, doctors will examine causes of:
- Heart disease;
- Liver and kidney disease;
- Lung and sleep disorders; and
After an initial assessment and an overnight sleep study, participants must agree to follow-up phone surveys on an annual basis, even if they relocate (Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10/13).
KPBS' "KPBS News" on Thursday reported on the grant. The segment includes comments from George Talavera, a professor at SDSU (Tintocalis, "KPBS News," KPBS, 10/12). The complete transcript is available online.
The complete segment is available online in Windows Media.