Journal article

Screening Performance of Diabetes Risk Scores Among Asians and Whites in Rural Kerala, India

Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Srinivasan Kannan, Sankara P Sarma, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan

Preventing Chronic Diseases: Public health research, practice, and policy | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2013


We compared the screening performance of risk scores for Asians and whites for diabetes, dysglycemia, and metabolic syndrome. Our subjects were 451 people aged 15 to 64 years who participated in a cohort study from May 2003 through September 2010 in a rural area of the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India. All outcome measures showed overlap in the range of area under the receiver operating characteristic curves of Asian and white diabetes risk scores (DRSs). Asian and white DRSs performed similarly in rural India.


Awarded by Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

The research had no external funding. We thank all the study participants. Thirunavukkarasu Sathish is supported by the ASCEND Program funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, under award no. D43TW008332. This article was presented as a poster display in the World Diabetes Congress organized by the International Diabetes Federation December 4-8, 2011, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.