Prevalence, trends and risk factors for the diabetes epidemic in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Zuo2014PrevalenceTA,
  title={Prevalence, trends and risk factors for the diabetes epidemic in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Hui Bin Zuo and Zumin Shi and Akthar Hussain},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={63-72}
}
AIMS To describe the prevalence and trends of diabetes and to quantitatively assess its risk factors in mainland China. METHODS Thirty-one epidemiological studies were identified by a systematic search of four databases. Prevalence estimates were mapped and summarized by meta-analysis in each region of China. The pooled ORs and 95% CIs of risk factors for diabetes were also calculated. RESULTS There was a large geographical imbalance with regard to the prevalence of diabetes. Region-pooled… CONTINUE READING