Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose levels in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: results of a screening campaign.

@article{AlBaghli2010PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose levels in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: results of a screening campaign.},
  author={Nadira A. Al-Baghli and Aqeel J. Al-Ghamdi and Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Turki and Abdulmohsen H. Al Elq and Ahmad G. El-Zubaier and Abeer A Bahnassy},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={
          923-30
        }
}
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and to study its relationship with socioeconomic factors. METHODS The study targeted all Saudi subjects aged 30 years and above who resided in the Eastern Province in 2004. DM screening was conducted by taking the capillary fasting blood glucose (CFBG) after eight hours or more of fasting, or the casual capillary blood glucose (CCBG). A positive… CONTINUE READING

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