Triadd: The risk for alcohol abuse, depression, and diabetes multimorbidity in the American Indian and Alaska native population

Sheila S. Tann, Scott T. Yabiku, Scott K. Okamoto, Jessica Yanow

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Abstract

This study examined the risk for alcoholism, diabetes, and depression (triADD) in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the U.S. Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a series of descriptive statistics and regression models were used to examine the interrelationships among these disorders in AI/AN populations. Despite a small sample size, results indicate that AI/ANs are at elevated risk for the individual and combined presence of triADD (OR= 12.5) when compared to the White population. These findings indicate the need for further investigation and prevention focused on effective, culturally appropriate interventions with these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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