Diabetes Mellitus in Over-Thirty-Year-Old Individuals in Kermanshah Province(2002)


avatar F Mansoori 1 , * , avatar H Namdaritabar 1 , avatar A Shahrezaee 1 , avatar ZR Rezaei 1 , avatar A Alikhani 1 , avatar MJ Montazer 1 , avatar F Gazerpoor 1


how to cite: Mansoori F, Namdaritabar H, Shahrezaee A, Rezaei Z, Alikhani A, et al. Diabetes Mellitus in Over-Thirty-Year-Old Individuals in Kermanshah Province(2002). J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2004;8(2):e81343.


Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus(DM) is a disorder characterized by abnormally high level of Glucose in blood due to impaired insulin secretion,act or both. Due to its chronic and severe complications , DM will likely contininue to be a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of diabetes in over-thirty year-old individuals in Kermanshah province so that we may be able to control its continuation fall.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was done over 1210 subjects who were selected by systematic random sampling. American Diabetes Association Criteria were used for diagnosis .The study was done in three steps.Step1: Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) measurment in all subjects. Step2: FPG measurment in those with FPG126 in previous step. Step3: Oral GTT was done in those with 110FPG<126 in the two fromer steps
Results: The sample included 787 women and 483 men. Urban and rural area distribution of subjects were 790 and 420 respectively. The frequency rate of diabetes was 6.8% (82 from 1210).
Conclusion: It seems that DM is a common disease in Kermanshah and major efforts are needed to prevent socioeconomic effects of this disease.


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