Journal article

Changes in prevalence of diabetes over 15 years in a rural Australian population: The Crossroads Studies

David Simmons, Kristen Glenister, Dianna J Magliano, Lisa Bourke

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


AIMS: Secular trends in diabetes prevalence vary globally. We compared the prevalence of diabetes in two surveys 15 years apart in rural Australia. METHOD: Two cross-sectional household surveys and clinics (biomedical assessments including oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs)) in 2001-2003 (Crossroads) and 2016-2018 (Crossroads-II). SETTING: Four rural Victorian towns. PARTICIPANTS: Residents of randomly selected households (Crossroads (n = 5258), Crossroads-II (n = 2649)) with nested clinic assessments for randomly selected participants (n = 1048 and 736 respectively). Response rate 61%. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported diagnosed diabetes, screening history, and diabetes defined by OGTT..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australian Government Department of Health Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme. Crossroads-II was funded by the NHMRC (APP1113850) and local health and local community partners, including Goulburn Valley Health, Primary Care Connect, Benalla Health, Cobram District Health, Seymour Health, Moira Shire, Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnerships, Shepparton Access, City of Greater Shepparton, Alfred Health and the Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne.