Journal article

All-Cause Mortality Risk in Australian Women with Impaired Fasting Glucose and Diabetes

Lelia LF de Abreu, Kara L Holloway, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Muhammad A Sajjad, Mark A Kotowicz, Julie A Pasco

JOURNAL OF DIABETES RESEARCH | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

AIMS: Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes are increasing in prevalence worldwide and lead to serious health problems. The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate the association between impaired fasting glucose or diabetes and mortality over a 10-year period in Australian women. METHODS: This study included 1167 women (ages 20-94 yr) enrolled in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Hazard ratios for all-cause mortality in diabetes, IFG, and normoglycaemia were calculated using a Cox proportional hazards model. RESULTS: Women with diabetes were older and had higher measures of adiposity, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides compared to the IFG and normoglycaemia groups (all p < 0.0..

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Grants

Awarded by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Adrienne O'Neil for her role in obtaining the lipid levels in sera and the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) for death data. The study was supported by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (Projects 251638 and 628582), and the Geelong Regional Medical Foundation. Lelia L. F. de Abreu and Muhammad A. Sajjad are supported by Deakin University Postgraduate Awards; Kara L Holloway is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.