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Introduction: Diabetes is a key public health issue. It is an incurable chronic disease throughout the world, and the universal trend is that it is increasing. There will be at least an estimated 552 million patients with diabetes throughout the world, especially in Asia. Diabetes with poorly-controlled blood sugar levels usually leads to complications, e.g., coronary artery disease, kidney failure, and peripheral neuropathy. Therefore ,it is one of the global top five causes of organ loss and death.
Objective: To study the factors related to type 2 diabetes in people of 15 years old and over in the primary care unit network of Surin Hospital.
Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study
Results: There were in total 56,517 registered volunteers, 1,300 were excluded, so 55,217 remained. There were 5,919 patients with diabetes in this group (10.7%). The factors that were significantly related to type 2 diabetes in people of 15 years old and over in Surin Province consisted of those ≥ 40 years old; with family records of diabetes and hypertension; with BMI ≥ 23 kg./m2, and hypertension, which was mostly related to diabetes.
Conclusions and Discussion: People with such risk, particularly those with hypertension, should be assessed for diabetes.
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