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A Cross-Sectional Study of the Effects of Stressors Upon Blood Glucose Levels in Non-Obese Patients in Rural Western Kenya

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dc.contributor.advisor Abell, Troy
dc.contributor.author Rogalla, Aislinn
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. en_US
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8401
dc.description.abstract In order to more effectively address the expansion of type 2 diabetes worldwide, this study investigated the role that stressors and the stress response play in the development of diabetes. This study analyzed clinical data collected from a sample population of 685 subjects of Luo ethnicity who attended a clinic in May, 2010, in rural western Kenya. Stressors were self-reported by the patients, and blood glucose levels were determined from blood samples. Diabetes, measured as blood glucose levels over 200 mg/dL, was found to be unrelated to body mass index, an accepted measure for obesity (X^2 = 2.51, df = 5, p = 0.7753). en_US
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Biology en_US
dc.subject Anthropology en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Hyperglycemia en_US
dc.subject Stress Hyperglycemia en_US
dc.subject Type II Diabetes en_US
dc.subject Inflammation en_US
dc.subject Stressors en_US
dc.subject Social en_US
dc.title A Cross-Sectional Study of the Effects of Stressors Upon Blood Glucose Levels in Non-Obese Patients in Rural Western Kenya en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 12/16/14.
dc.contributor.department Biology en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US


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