Corpus ID: 25463908

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  title={Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.},
  author={M. A. Rahim and S. Vaaler and S. M. Keramat Ali and A. Khan and A. Hussain and Q. Nahar},
  journal={Bangladesh Medical Research Council bulletin},
  volume={30 2},
This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of type 2 diabetes along with its risk factors in urban slum population of Dhaka, Bangladesh. A random sample of 1555 slum dwellers of Dhaka city (age > or = 20 years) were included in the study. Capillary blood glucose levels, fasting and 2-h after 75g oral glucose load (for a selected subjects, n = 476), were measured. Height, weight, waist and hip circumferences, blood pressure and some other important socio-demographic… Expand
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