Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in a semirural area in Yemen
AbstractThe study determined the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, abnormal glucose tolerance and other cardiovascular risk factors in a sample of 250 adults aged >/= 35 years in a semirural area near Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. The overall crude prevalence of diabetes was 10.4% [95% CI: 6.6%-14.2%] and the age-standardized rate was 6.3% [95% CI: 5.4%-7.2%]. The age-standardized rate of having either impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance was 9.0% [95% CI: 6.0%-12.0%] and the age-standardized prevalence of hypertension was 14.2% [95% CI: 13.0%-16.0%]. Age and waist circumference were independently related to total glucose intolerance. The observed high frequency of central obesity suggests a dietary origin for these adverse health conditions
Gunaid, A.A. & Assabri, A.M. (2008). Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in a semirural area in Yemen. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117407
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (1), 42-56, 2008
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