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Title: Public health priority : type 2 diabetes mellitus
Authors: Cuschieri, Sarah
Keywords: Diabetes -- Risk factors
Population -- Health aspects
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Prevention
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Cuschieri, S. (2019). Public health priority: type 2 diabetes mellitus. THINK Magazine, 28, 24-25.
Abstract: In Malta, diabetes has been a health concern since 1886. In 1981, the World Health Organization performed the first national diabetes study in Malta and reported that the total prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is 7.7% (5.9% previously known diabetics and 1.8% newly diagnosed diabetics). Since then, we have seen that percentage increase through selfreported questionnaire studies such as 2008’s Maltese European Health Interview Survey, which reported a T2DM prevalence of 8.3% in the population aged between 20 and 79. In 2010, it rose again to 10.1%, according to the Maltese European Health Examination Survey. And while this information is definitely useful, it cannot help researchers and doctors investigate what elements contribute to the diabetes epidemic in Malta.
ISSN: 2306-0735
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Think Magazine, Issue 28
Think Magazine, Issue 28

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