Global variability in diabetes mellitus and its association with body weight and primary healthcare support in 49 low‐ and middle‐income developing countries

@article{Liu2012GlobalVI,
  title={Global variability in diabetes mellitus and its association with body weight and primary healthcare support in 49 low‐ and middle‐income developing countries},
  author={Longjian Liu and Xiuxiu Yin and Shawna L Morrissey},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={995-1002}
}
AIMS In the absence of any previous global comparison, we examined the variability in prevalence of diabetes mellitus across 49 developing countries, and the associations of diabetes with body weight and primary healthcare support using data from the World Health Survey. METHODS Diabetes mellitus was defined by individuals' self-report of a physician diagnosis of diabetes. BMI is the weight (kg)/the square of the height (m). Healthcare support was assessed using clinical treatment status and… CONTINUE READING

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