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Non-Obese Diabetes and Its Associated Factors in an Underdeveloped Area of South China, Guangxi


Tang, Z and Fang, Z and Huang, W and Liu, Z and Chen, Y and Li, Z and Zhu, T and Wang, Q and Simpson Jr, S and Taylor, BV and Lin, R, Non-Obese Diabetes and Its Associated Factors in an Underdeveloped Area of South China, Guangxi, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, (10) Article 976. ISSN 1660-4601 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/ijerph13100976


BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted on the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in underdeveloped areas in China, especially stratified into obesity and non-obese diabetes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of non-obese diabetes in an underdeveloped area in South China, Guangxi.

METHODS: Data derived from the Chinese Health and Nutrition Survey 2010-2012 involved a sample of 3874 adults from Guangxi. Questionnaires and oral glucose-tolerance tests were conducted, and fasting and 2-h glucose levels and serum lipids were measured. Logistic regression analysis was performed to assess associated factors for non-obese diabetes.

RESULTS: 68.2% and 62.2% of instances of newly detected diabetes were those of non-obese diabetes based on BMI (NODB) and based on WC (NODW), respectively. The male sex, an age older than 50 years, lower education, hypertension, and hypertriglyceridemia were significantly associated with a higher risk of both NODB and NODW, while some associated factors for NODB were found different from those associated with NODW, and an interaction effect was found to increase the risk of NODW.

CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicated that non-obese diabetes was highly prevalent in an underdeveloped area of South China. Non-obese diabetes should be considered for increased public attention in these areas.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:associated factors, diabetes, non-obese, prevalence, underdeveloped area
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central nervous system
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Simpson Jr, S (Dr Steve Simpson JR)
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:112573
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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