Risk of developing diabetes mellitus in primary care health users: a cross-sectional study

Lucas de Oliveira Araújo, Elaine Souza e Silva, Jediane de Oliveira Mariano, Ricardo Castanho Moreira, Kelly Holanda Prezotto, Carlos Alexandre Molena Fernandes, Sonia Silva Marcon
2015 Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem  
Objective: to identify the risk of developing diabetes mellitus among primary care users in a municipality of the Southern Brazil. Method: data were collected from October 2013 to April 2014 by applying the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score questionnaire on 189 users. Results: the majority of the interviewees presented a slight moderate to moderate risk of developing diabetes mellitus (63.5%). There was a greater prevalence of high risk among the men. The variables with a significant prevalence ratio
more » ... for high risk were age, obesity, abdominal circumference, sedentarism and family history of diabetes mellitus. Conclusion: the identified risk factors for diabetes reveal the importance of the health team and how it can intervene to prevent disease.
doi:10.1590/1983-1447.2015.04.50195 pmid:26735762 fatcat:qx3256o4d5bkpn6iumusnmjkz4