Diabetes, Social Cohesion and Subjective Well-Being Among Diabetes Persons in Mexico.

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 11:15
Oral Presentation
Lukasz CZARNECKI, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Delfino VARGAS, Programa Universitario de Estudios del Desarrollo, Mexico
On the one hand, social cohesion analyzes the strength of networks of person within the group relations like friends, family, neighborhood, etc. On the other, the subjective well-being reflects the individual satisfaction from welfare services provided by state: health, education, labour, among others. We are particularly interested in social cohesion and subjective well-being among diabetes persons.

We report evidence of health inequalities that are shaping contemporary Mexico. Using a Structural Equation Model that includes data from two Mexican states: Chiapas and Nuevo Leon, we show that women with diabetes have more disadvantages than men, as well as they are victims of violence caused by their partners. A study in Tuxtla Gutierrez and Monterrey will tell how social cohesion has a strong impact on families and what is a perception of well-being among women and men with diabetes and without in these two Mexican cities.