Volume 7, Issue 1 (8-2010)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2010, 7(1): 10-19 | Back to browse issues page

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Assessment of Diabetes Mellitus type II and some Related Factors among Adult People aged 25-65 Years old in Golestan Province, Iran. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2010; 7 (1) :10-19
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-3-en.html
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Abstract Background and Objective: Diabetes mellitus and its complications are the leading factors of mortality and morbidity in human. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and some related factors in the north of Iran. Material and Methods: This crossectional–descriptive study was carried out on 1998 cases (1000 men and 998 women) aged 25- 65 years old. The subjects were chosen by stratified sampling. A socioeconomic questionnaire was filled out. We meseared Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) and Anthropometric indexes such as height, weight and waist. Diabetes mellitus (DM) was defined when Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) was equal or over 126 mg/dl. Data was analyzed by SPSS software, using Chi Square and T.test (P<0.05). Results: The mean age is 44.2 years. FBS of male is 94.51±32.91 mg/dl and of female is 98.2±40.1. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is 8.3% [(men = 6.8% and women =9.7%), (urban =10.5% and villages=6.4%0)]. There is a positive correlation between FBS and age, waist circumference and BMI (P=0.01). Blood glucose is controlled by diet and physical activity 64.1% and 24.2%, respectively. Conclusion: One out of twelve of adults in Golestan province suffer from DM. Obesity, Overweight and central obesity are coexisting problems with DM. it is a necessity to present a protocol based on screening and education of DM patients.
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