Journal Article

Diabetes mellitus in an urban Palestinian population: prevalence and associated factors

2001
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Abstract
We investigated the prevalence of diabetes and associated factors in a cross-sectional survey of an urban Palestinian population of 492 men and women aged 30-65 years. The oral glucose tolerance test was used to diagnose diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance. World Health Organization-recommended survey protocols were followed. Diabetes was found in 12.0% of the survey population (including 9.4% previously diagnosed), and impaired glucose tolerance in 5.9%. Logistic regression analysis controlling for age and sex revealed body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and family history of diabetes to be significantly independently associated with diabetes.
Year
2001
Language
English
Date Published
Jan-Mar
Volume
7
Pages
67-78
Accession Number
12596954
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Body Constitution
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Blood
diagnosis
epidemiology
etiology
Female
Glucose Intolerance
Eepidemiology
Glucose Tolerance Test
Health Surveys
Humans
Hypercholesterolemia
complications
Hypertension
Logistic Models
Male
Middle Aged
Middle East
Obesity
Population Surveillance
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Urban Population
statistics & numerical data