The non-fatal disease burden caused by type 2 diabetes in South Africa, 2009

  title={The non-fatal disease burden caused by type 2 diabetes in South Africa, 2009},
  author={Melanie Y. Bertram and Aneil V.S. Jaswal and Victoria Pillay Van Wyk and Naomi Sharlene Levitt and Karen Joanne Hofman},
  booktitle={Global health action},
BACKGROUND Increasing urbanisation and rising unhealthy lifestyle risk factors are contributing to a growing diabetes epidemic in South Africa. In 2000, a study estimated diabetes prevalence to be 5.5% in those aged over 30. Accurate, up-to-date information on the epidemiology and burden of disease due to diabetes and its sequelae is essential in the planning of health services for diabetes management. OBJECTIVE To calculate the non-fatal burden of disease in Years Lost due to Disability (YLD… CONTINUE READING
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