Journal Article

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in a rural Palestinian population

2000
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Abstract
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance was investigated in a cross-sectional population-based study in a rural Palestinian population of 500 females and males aged 30-65 years. The prevalence of diabetes was 9.6% and 10.0% in females and males respectively. The prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance was 8.6%; 10.3% in females, 6.2% in males. The prevalence of total glucose intolerance (diabetes mellitus + impaired glucose tolerance) was 18.4%. Our study provides the first baseline data on diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in Palestine. The results indicate a high prevalence of glucose intolerance, information that is essential for the implementation of national planning and service provision.
Year
2000
Language
English
Date Published
Sep-Nov
Volume
6
Pages
1039-45
Accession Number
12197326
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus
Blood
diagnosis
epidemiology
prevention & control
Female
Glucose Intolerance
Health Planning
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Middle East
Population Surveillance
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Rural Health
statistics & numerical data
Sex Distribution