Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Diabetes privileged in joint families than single families



Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. The research study organized on 5,444 dwellers of Dilshad Garden in east Delhi efforts to the know the socio-economic and demographic factors amid the people who accounted having Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) — the very frequent form of diabetes. In general, T2DM was common amid 8.5 percent of the whole target populace.

The research study discovered self-reported commonness of T2DM was much amid men than women, and the maximum amid the people aged between 60 and 69 years — illustrating an “increasing trend with increasing age”. On the contrary, the research study stated when it came to literacy, there was a “declining trend with increasing education after primary level”.

In terms of profession, the research study discovered it was very widespread amid retired persons, but the writers observed: “multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that unemployed were more at risk of suffering from diabetes than employed”.

The research study as well observed that T2DM commonness was considerably elevated in joint families than nuclear families, and maximum amid Jains as evaluated to other religions. The slightest commonness of T2DM was amid Muslims. The research study further added that those with a per capita income of Rs 20,001 and higher than illustrated the uppermost commonness.

Gender-wise, the commonness of T2DM was 9.1 percent in men and 7.8 percent in women. Whereas the utmost amount of subjects (23.2 percent) of the research was aged from 20 and 29 years, the commonness rate was very low (0.2 percent) in this age bracket.

It was elevated at 22.4 percent amid the people aged amid 60 and 69 years. Though observing the “increasing trend with increasing age”, the research study observed there appeared to be “a slight dip” in the 70 to 80 years age group, with 17.5 percent commonness of T2DM.

Religion-wise, though many subjects were Hindus (88.3 percent) and the smallest amount was Jains (1.7 percent), the commonness of T2DM was uppermost amid Jains (13.3 percent), pursued by Christians (11.1 percent), Sikhs (9.8 percent) and the smallest amount of Muslims at 7.5 percent.

In terms of service, a prevalence of T2DM was slightest amid the jobless (0.7 percent) and utmost amid the retired (19.2 percent), which the research study observed could be pertaining to age and factors for example “physical inactivity”.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.