Surprisingly High Rates Among India’s Urban Poor

India’s largest ever nationwide diabetes study has revealed much higher prevalence of the disease among poor people that had been shown before, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
 
In urban areas of some wealthier states, prevalence was higher among the poor than the wealthy. For example, in Chandigarh state’s urban areas, prevalence was 26.9% among poor people, compared with 12.9% among those of high socioeconomic background.
 
Glucose tolerance tests were given to 57,000 people across 15 states to diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes. 7.3% of people had diabetes—half of whom had not been diagnosed previously.
 
Source: Huffington Post

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