Office of Border Health

Border Health Studies

U.S.-Mexico Diabetes Border Project Prevalence and risk factors study on diabetes. This study will also assess utilization of health services and knowledge about these health conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Nogales Lupus Study An exposure assessment study designed to determine if the prevalence of Lupus in Nogales, Arizona is associated with exposure to environmental pollution.

Nogales Absenteeism Project A short-term surveillance study designed for the Ambos Nogales area in an effort to follow-up on a prevalence study conducted in 1994 on asthma in Ambos Nogales in collaboration with the Secretaría de Salud Pública de Sonora and the University of Arizona.

Household Pesticide Study The purpose of this study was to develop an inventory and description of household pesticide use in a community on the U.S.-Mexico border, and to examine potential routes of exposure for young children living in those homes.

HPV/STD Prevalence Along the Arizona-Sonora Border Study investigating differences in risk factor behaviors and prevalence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and Chlamydia trachomatis among women living on both sides of the border.

Pediatric Lead Assessment on the U.S.-Mexico Border Study conducted in response to a request from the states of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico to determine the prevalence of blood levels on the Arizona-Sonora border.