Cardiovascular risk factors in South Australians with diabetes

Pat Phillips, David Wilson, Anne Taylor, Adrian Esterman, Melanie Wakefield

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Abstract: This study ascertained the prevalence of diabetes and compared the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among people with and without diabetes. Data were collected as part of the South Australian Health Omnibus Survey which involved a representative population sample of 6398 adults in metropolitan and country South Australia who were interviewed in their own homes. The self‐reported prevalence of diabetes was found to be 3 per cent overall. This varied from approximately 1 per cent in the 15‐ to 39‐year age group to 10.5 per cent in people aged over 80 years. Those with diabetes had a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors than those without diabetes. There is a need for improved vigilance with people who have diabetes and interventions to modify the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. 1994 Public Health Association of Australia

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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