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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