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Diabetes and ethnic minorities

Oldroyd, John, Banerjee, M., Heald, A. and Cruickshank, K. 2005, Diabetes and ethnic minorities, Postgraduate medical journal, vol. 81, no. 958, pp. 486-490, doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2004.029124.

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Title Diabetes and ethnic minorities
Author(s) Oldroyd, John
Banerjee, M.
Heald, A.
Cruickshank, K.
Journal name Postgraduate medical journal
Volume number 81
Issue number 958
Start page 486
End page 490
Publisher Blackwell Scientific Publ.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2005-08
ISSN 0032-5473
1469-0756
Keyword(s) diabetes
ethnicity
Summary The global prevalence of diabetes for all age groups is estimated to be 2.8%. Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 90% of diabetes worldwide. Diabetes incidence, prevalence, and disease progression varies by ethnic group. This review highlights unique aspects of the risk of developing diabetes, its overwhelming vascular complications, and their management mainly using data among South Asians and African-Caribbeans in the UK but also using non-UK data. It is concluded that although the origin of the ethnic differences in incidence need further clarification, many factors should be amenable to prevention and treatment in all ethnic groups worldwide.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/pgmj.2004.029124
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004296

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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