Diabetes mellitus type 2 in urban Ghana: characteristics and associated factors

  title={Diabetes mellitus type 2 in urban Ghana: characteristics and associated factors},
  author={Ina Danquah and George Bedu-Addo and Karl-Johann Terpe and Frank Botsi Micah and Yaw Ampem Amoako and Yaw Asante Awuku and Ekkehart Dietz and Markus van der Giet and Joachim Spranger and Frank P Mockenhaupt},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Sub-Saharan Africa faces a rapid spread of diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) but its potentially specific characteristics are inadequately defined. In this hospital-based study in Kumasi, Ghana, we aimed at characterizing clinical, anthropometric, socio-economic, nutritional and behavioural parameters of DM2 patients and at identifying associated factors. METHODS Between August 2007 and June 2008, 1466 individuals were recruited from diabetes and hypertension clinics, outpatients… CONTINUE READING
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