Journal article

Increased diabetes incidence in Greek and Italian migrants to Australia

AM Hodge, DR English, K O'Dea, GG Giles

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to determine whether Greek or Italian migrants to Australia have an elevated incidence of type 2 diabetes compared with Australian-born individuals and to what extent any differences can be explained by known risk factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 34,097 men and women aged 40-69 years born in Greece, Italy, Australia, or New Zealand who were free from diabetes at baseline. For all self-reported cases of diabetes at the 4-year follow-up, a confirmation of diagnosis was sought from medical practitioners. Of these, anyone for whom there was no evidence against a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was considered a case subject. ..

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