Cardiovascular risk factors in South Australians with diabetes.
P Phillips, D Wilson, A Taylor, A Esterman, M Wakefield
Aust J Public Health | Published : 1994
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 impro..View full abstract