Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis from 2000 to 2014.
Bishal Gyawali, Rajan Sharma, Dinesh Neupane, Shiva Raj Mishra, Edwin van Teijlingen, Per Kallestrup
Global Health Action | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Understanding the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Nepal can help in planning for health services and recognising risk factors. This review aims to systematically identify and collate studies describing the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, to summarise the findings, and to explore selected factors that may influence prevalence estimates. DESIGN: This systematic review was conducted in adherence to the MOOSE Guidelines for Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews of Observational Studies. Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLINE) database from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2014 was searched for the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Nepalese populations with a combinat..View full abstract