Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 11, Pages: 1481-1483
Pushpa S. Patil, Umesh R. Dixit and Baru Dhruvkumar Hiralal*
Department of Community Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad-580009, Karnataka state, India
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The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is reaching epidemic levels worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the number of people with DM is expected to rise from 171million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030, as a result of population ageing and urbanization. Majority of the people with DM in developing countries are in productive age group of 45 to 64 years. Keeping the above concept in mind, a cross sectional study was carried out in the Urban Health Training Centre to assess the socio demographic profile and its association with the risk factors of diabetes. Data was collected on a pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire among the patients attending the urban centre OPD. Chi-square test and other appropriate statistical tests were used for analysis of the data. Significant association was found between family history, physical exercise and BMI with occurrence of diabetes. Life style and behaviour have significant association with diabetes.
Keywords: Diabetes, Epidemiology, India
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