Epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Aleppo, Syria.

  title={Epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Aleppo, Syria.},
  author={Nizar Albache and Radwan Al Ali and Samer Rastam and Fouad Mohammad Fouad and Fawaz Mzayek and Wasim Maziak},
  journal={Journal of diabetes},
  volume={2 2},
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is considerable public health problem, but data on the prevalence and correlates of T2DM in Syria are scarce. The aim of the present study was to establish reliable estimates of the prevalence of T2DM in Syria. METHODS A cross-sectional, population-based survey was conducted in Aleppo, Syria (population 2.5 million), in 2006. The study was conducted on a random sample of 1168 subjects ≥25 years of age (47.7% men; mean age 44.7 ± 12.7 years… CONTINUE READING
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