Prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in rural Tanzania.

  title={Prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in rural Tanzania.},
  author={D G Mclarty and Andrew Swai and Henry Kitange and Gabriel Masuki and Benjamin L. Mtinangi and Peter M Kilima and W J Makene and L M Chuwa and Kurt George M M Alberti},
  volume={1 8643},
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) was assessed by use of WHO diagnostic criteria in 6299 Africans aged 15 years and above living in six villages in Tanzania. 0.87% (1.1% male, 0.68% female) had diabetes and 7.8% (6.9% male, 7.7% female) had IGT. Prevalence rates were 1.1% and 8.4%, respectively, when age-adjusted to the USA population. Only 7 (13.5%) of the 53 individuals with diabetes had been known to have the disorder; 34 (74%) of the other 46 were… CONTINUE READING