International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part A (2019)

Assessment of diabetes risk in an adult population using Indian diabetes risk score in rural area of Chennai

Author(s): H. Swetha, Dr. R Rajkamal, Dr. Christina Mary Priya Paul, Dr. S Jayakiruthiga and Dr. K Swetha
Abstract: Epidemiological transitions in India in the 21st century have led to non communicable diseases becoming a major public health problem of growing magnitude. Diabetes is an iceberg disease. Most of the cases remain asymptomatic. Screening for diabetes can identify patients at an early stage of the disease. A community-based, cross-sectional study was carried out in the rural field practise area of A.C.S. Medical College and hospital (Nazarathpet) in 2018 and analyzed by SPSS 16.0 version.
Out of 305 subjects, 30.5% were in low risk category, 52.5% were in moderate risk and 17.0% were at high risk group as per Indian Diabetes Risk Score. Majority of the study subjects were at risk of having diabetes.
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How to cite this article:
H. Swetha, Dr. R Rajkamal, Dr. Christina Mary Priya Paul, Dr. S Jayakiruthiga and Dr. K Swetha. Assessment of diabetes risk in an adult population using Indian diabetes risk score in rural area of Chennai. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(3): 29-32. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3a.80