Journal article

Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Bangladesh: a prevalence based cost-of-illness study

Atsana Afroz, Khurshid Alam, Liaquat Ali, Afsana Karim, Mohammed J Alramadan, Samira Humaira Habib, Dianna J Magliano, Baki Billah

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The economic burden of type 2 diabetes has not been adequately investigated in many low- and lower middle-income countries, including Bangladesh. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of type 2 diabetes and to find its determinants in Bangladesh. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 to recruit 1253 participants with type 2 diabetes from six diabetes hospitals, providing primary to tertiary health care services, located in the northern and central regions of Bangladesh. A structured questionnaire was used for face-to-face interviewing to collect non-clinical data. Patients' medical records were reviewed for clinical data and hospital records w..

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