Journal article

Diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in urban Indigenous adults: Results from the DRUID study

Kerin O'Dea, Joan Cunningham, Louise Maple-Brown, Tarun Weeramanthri, Jonathan Shaw, Terry Dunbar, Paul Zimmet

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of diabetes and related conditions among urban Indigenous Australians. The DRUID study was established to address this important information gap. SUBJECTS: Eligible participants were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult volunteers aged 15 years and over who had lived in a defined region in and around Darwin, NT for at least 6 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants underwent a health examination based on the AusDiab protocol, including blood and urine collection, clinical and anthropometric measurements and questionnaires, in 2003-2005. RESULTS: Among 861 participants included in the analysis (approximately 14% of the target populatio..

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