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Social Determinants of Health Associated with the Use of Screenings for Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Hyperglycemia among American Adults

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College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
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Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
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Academic Editors: Gaetano Santulli and Antoni Torres
Received: 20 January 2021 / Revised: 2 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 23 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Cardiovascular Disease)
National and international health guidelines have recommended measurements of blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose as the first step in detecting hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperglycemia, respectively. These chronic conditions are modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Social determinants of health (SDoHs) have contributed to persistent chronic condition disparities in the United States. This study identified SDoHs associated with the use of screening services for hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperglycemia by analyzing data from the 2019 United States National Health Interview Survey. Examined SDoHs consisted of demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, and health care utilization. Age, gender, education, annual income, health coverage, and usual care source were positively associated with the odds of receiving secondary preventive services. There was a marginal significance among race/ethnicity and employment status in association with the odds of receiving secondary preventive services. This study’s findings inform health educators and providers, public health professionals, and policymakers to fund, plan, and coordinate services and interventions accordingly to improve the population’s quality of life and lengthen lifespan by promptly diagnosing and treating these diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: chronic disease prevention; hypertension screening; hypercholesterolemia screening; hyperglycemia screening; secondary preventive services chronic disease prevention; hypertension screening; hypercholesterolemia screening; hyperglycemia screening; secondary preventive services
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Nguyen, T.; Barefield, A.; Nguyen, G.-T. Social Determinants of Health Associated with the Use of Screenings for Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Hyperglycemia among American Adults. Med. Sci. 2021, 9, 19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010019

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Nguyen T, Barefield A, Nguyen G-T. Social Determinants of Health Associated with the Use of Screenings for Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Hyperglycemia among American Adults. Medical Sciences. 2021; 9(1):19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010019

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Nguyen, Tran, Amanda Barefield, and Gia-Thien Nguyen. 2021. "Social Determinants of Health Associated with the Use of Screenings for Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Hyperglycemia among American Adults" Medical Sciences 9, no. 1: 19. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medsci9010019

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