Distribution and correlates of total impaired fasting glucose in Oman
AbstractTo determine the distribution and correlates of total impaired fasting glucose in Oman, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1968 households with 7011 eligible residents in 2000. During face-to-face interviews, demographic data, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, serum cholesterol, weight, height and waist and hip measurements were obtained. Of 5788 subjects tested for total impaired fasting glucose [response rate: 83%], crude prevalence was 17.3% and age-adjusted prevalence was 20.3%. Associated factors in bivariate analysis were older age, male gender, lower education, hypercholesterolaemia, being married, obesity, abnormal waist to hip ratio and hypertension. Total impaired fasting glucose is a significant public health problem in Oman. Increasing the awareness of health care providers and community through health education is crucial
Al Riyami, A.A. & Afifi, M. (2003). Distribution and correlates of total impaired fasting glucose in Oman. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119288
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (3), 377-389, 2003
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