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Prevalence of diabetes in greater Beirut area: worsening over time

Mona P Nasrallah et al.
Used Parameters : Body composition

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Lebanon


ABSTRACT Objective: The Middle East North Africa region has one of the highest rates of diabetes, both in prevalence and in rate of increase. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and associated risk factors of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in the adult population of Beirut. Methods: A random sample of 501 men and women aged 18 to 79 years was examined in a cross-sectional manner. The sample was then divided into 3 groups based on T2D self-report, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and fasting glucose (no …
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