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Title: Screening for type 2 diabetes in the Iranian national programme: a preliminary report
Authors: Azizi, F.
Guoya, M.M.
Vazirian, P.
Dolatshati, P.
Habbibian, S.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a significant threat to public health. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million people with diabetes live in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We report on the preliminary results of the national programme for the prevention and control of type 2 diabetes which began in 1996. The pilot project has so far been instituted in 17 provinces. Of 595 717 people aged 30 years and over, 247 518 were classed as at risk and 3.6% had diabetes, 4.3% of women and 2.6% of men. Diabetes prevalence varied from 1.3% in rural areas to 14.5% in large cities. Early detection and control strategies are aimed at diminishing the heavy burden of diabetes
Description: 1122-1127
Keywords: Cost of Illness
Health Services Research
Mass Screening
National Health Programs
Organizational Objectives
Pilot Projects
Public Health Practice
Risk Factors
Subject: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
ISSN: 1020-3397
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