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Screening for type 2 diabetes in a multiethnic setting using known risk factors to identify those at high risk: a cross-sectional study

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Gray, LJ and Tringham, JR and Davies, MJ and Webb, DR and Jarvis, J and Skinner, TC and Farooqi, AM and Khunti, K, Screening for type 2 diabetes in a multiethnic setting using known risk factors to identify those at high risk: a cross-sectional study, Vascular Health and Risk Management, 6 pp. 837-842 . ISSN 1178-2048 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2010 Dove Medical Press

DOI: doi:10.2147/VHRM.S12504

Abstract

Introduction: Screening enables the identification of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) during its asymptomatic stage and therefore allows early intervention which may lead to fewer complications and improve outcomes. A targeted screening program was carried out in a United Kingdom (UK) multiethnic population to identify those with abnormal glucose tolerance. ethods: A sample of individuals aged 25-75 years (40-75 white European) with at least one risk factor for T2DM were invited for screening from 17 Leicestershire (UK) general practices or through a health awareness campaign. All participants received a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test, cardiovascular risk assessment, detailed medical and family histories and anthropometric measurements. Results: In the 3,225 participants who were screened. 640 (20%) were found to have some form of abnormal glucose tolerance of whom 4% had T2DM, 3% impaired fasting glucose (IFG), 10% impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and 3% both IFG and IGT. The odds of detecting IGT was approximately 60% greater (confounder-adjusted odds ratios [OR] 1.67 [1.22-2.29]) in the South Asian population. Conclusions: Around one in five people who had targeted screening have IGT, IFG or T2DM, with a higher prevalence in those of South Asian origin. The prevalence of undetected T2DM is lower in South Asians compared to previously published studies and maybe due to increased awareness of this group being at high risk. © 2010 Gray et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Preventive Medicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Diabetes
Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74111
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-11-14
Last Modified:2012-07-03
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