The prevalence of NIDDM and associated risk factors in native Canadians.

  title={The prevalence of NIDDM and associated risk factors in native Canadians.},
  author={Stewart B Harris and Joel Gittelsohn and Anthony J. G. Hanley and Annette Barnie and Thomas M. S. Wolever and Jun-quan Gao and Amy Logan and Bernard Zinman},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={20 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine the true prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), NIDDM, and associated risk factors by age and sex in an isolated native community. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A community-wide prevalence survey using a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was undertaken in the remote native reserve of Sandy Lake, Ontario, Canada. Measurements for obesity included waist-to-hip circumference, BMI, and percentage body fat. RESULTS A total of 728 individuals were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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