Author(s): Musaiger AO, AlMannai MA
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Abstract This paper aimed to assess the prevalence of known diabetes among Bahraini adults, and to determine associated social and lifestyle factors. A community-based survey was carried out on 514 adults aged 30-79 years. The overall prevalence of known diabetes was 9\%. Using multivariate analysis, the risk of diabetes was found to be higher among older (50-79 years), female, illiterate, currently married, non-smoking people, those who did not walk regularly, overweight and obese people (BMI > or = 25), those who had a history of hypertension and those who consumed fresh vegetables more than 3 times a week. However, only obesity was found to be significantly associated with diabetes (OR = 1.83, CI 1.48-4.15).
This article was published in J Biosoc Sci
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism