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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1756-1763
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.212


Incidence and Knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus of the Residents of Tura Town: A Case Study
Natasha Marak, D. Alina, Ch. Momin and G. Leebeliya Sharma
Department of Food Science & Nutrition, College of Home Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya-794005, India
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Abstract:

Diabetes is a huge problem in India and continues to be the ‘diabetes capital’ in the world. Hence, a cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the incidence of Diabetes Mellitus among the outpatients in the Tura Civil Hospital located in a small town in the North-eastern State of Meghalaya, India. A total of 100 outpatients were randomly selected and data were collected by interview method using a pre-designed and pre-structured questionnaire. The results showed that the prevalence of Diabetes was very high, with the incidence of Diabetes higher in the age group of fifty to sixty years (44%), with more males (64%) suffering from Diabetes than females (36%). In comparison to the rural area, the urban area had a higher percentage (55%) suffering from Diabetes. Non-vegetarians (88%) and patients who lived a sedentary lifestyle (73%) were mostly associated with the disease. The knowledge of the patients about the disease was also found to be very poor. Hence, preventive measures and awareness regarding Diabetes Mellitus to serve the population and halt and reduce the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus are necessary


Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Incidence, Knowledge, Rural, Urban, Lifestyle
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Natasha Marak, D. Alina, Ch. Momin and Leebeliya Sharma, G. 2018. Incidence and Knowledge of Diabetes Mellitus of the Residents of Tura Town: A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1756-1763. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.212