Diabetes North India
- Studies from North India reveal a lower prevalence of diabetes,1-3 compared with the southern parts of the country.4 5, 6 The lowest prevalence among urban populations is in Kashmir7 and the highest in Chennai 8 4 and Trivandrum.9 10 However, as these studies were performed using different criteria and methodology the results may not be comparable but are indicative of a rising tide of diabetes nationwide.
- The Indian Industrial Populations Study Group reported prevalence of diabetes in nine urban industrial locations. Age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes was 8% in men and 9% in women with wide variation among the cities (Figure 045).3
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