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Title: Prevalence of diabetes and relationship with socioeconomic status in the Thai population: National health examination survey, 2004?2014
Authors: Wichai Aekplakorn
Suwat Chariyalertsak
Pattapong Kessomboon
Savitree Assanangkornchai
Surasak Taneepanichskul
Panwadee Putwatana
Chulalongkorn University
Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkia University
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Chiang Mai University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Citation: Journal of Diabetes Research. Vol.2018, (2018)
Abstract: © 2018 Wichai Aekplakorn et al. Objective. To determine the prevalence and trend of diabetes, related glycemic control, and influential socioeconomic (SES) factors in the Thai population aged =20 years during 2004?2014. Methods. Data from the Thai National Health Examination Survey 2004, 2009, and 2014 were used. Age-adjusted prevalence was calculated, and the associations of education levels with prevalence of diabetes and glycemic control were examined using logistic regression. Results. Age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes increased from 7.7% in 2004 to 7.8% in 2009 and 9.9% in 2014 (8.9% among men and 10.8% among women). Proportions of undiagnosed diabetes were slightly decreased but remained high in 2014 (51.2% for men and 41.3% for women). Diabetes prevalence was higher among those with primary education in both sexes; however, undiagnosed diabetes was higher among women with secondary and university educations. The percentages of those treated and controlled slightly improved among men (45.9%) but not among women (36.4%). Unmet glycemic control was also higher among women with secondary education levels and among men with university-level educations. Conclusions. Epidemic diabetes continues to grow in the Thai population, particularly in individuals with lower educational attainment. Measures to detect new cases and strengthen glycemic control should be scaled up.
ISSN: 23146753
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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