BMI mediates the association of family medical history with self-reported hypertension and diabetes among older adults: Evidence from baseline wave of the longitudinal aging study in India
Published on July 23, 2022
T.Muhammad C.V.Irshad S. Irudaya Rajan
•A proportion of 32.70% and 14.23% of older adults in this study were diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, respectively.
•A proportion of 19.48% and 14.69% of older adults had a family history of hypertension and diabetes, respectively.
•Respondents with family history of both diseases had higher odds of reporting them than those with no such family history.
•Association of family medical history and reporting hypertension or diabetes was significantly mediated by body mass index.