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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 800-805

Undiagnosed diabetes among adult attendants of a rural primary healthcare center in Menoufia Governorate


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
2 Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
3 Department of Family Medicine, Horeen Family Health Unit, Menoufia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Asma S Beddah
Horeen, Bereket Elsabea, Menoufia 32917
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-2098.218288

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Objective The present study aimed to estimate the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in adult attendants of a primary healthcare center in a rural area. Background The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly increasing worldwide. T2DM may remain undetected for many years, leading to severe complications and healthcare costs. Patients and methods We carried out a cross-sectional study on 1255 cases, with a mean age of 38.9±11.16 years. All participants were subjected to history taking, complete medical examination, and laboratory investigations (measurement of fasting blood glucose level and 2-h postprandial blood glucose level). We then compared our findings between the diabetic group and the normal group. Results The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in adults was 4.2%. Undiagnosed diabetes was significantly associated with age (P < 0.05), sex (P < 0.05), hypertension (P < 0.001), hyperlipidemia (P < 0.001), and smoking status (P < 0.05). Conclusion The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in adult attendants of the rural primary healthcare center was 4.2%.


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