Prevalence of diabetes and associated dietary risk factors among adults in tea garden areas of Dibrugarh district

Jyotirmoy Das, Ratna Sarma, Rupali Baruah, Manjit Boruah
2018 International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health  
Diabetes is an important public health problem. Recent studies in India indicate rising trends of diabetes. The tea growing populations are marginalized and thus it is seen that they have a poor access to health care facilities. The present study has been conducted to estimate the prevalence of Diabetes and its association with dietary risk factors among adults in tea garden areas of Dibrugarh district. Methods: A community based cross sectional study among adults in tea garden areas of
more » ... h district was done. The sample size was calculated to be 400 using the formula, n=4pq/d2 considering prevalence to be 50% and 10% relative error. Results: Out of the 400 study participants, the prevalence of Diabetes was found to be 7.5%.The prevalence of Diabetes was found to be associated with intake of rice, dals, roti, green leafy vegetables, fruits, refined oil, roots and tuber, fish and salted tea (p<0.05). Conclusions: From the findings of the study it was concluded that the prevalence of Diabetes among adults in tea garden areas of Dibrugarh district was similar to that of general population.
doi:10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20180250 fatcat:ylqwtjh2jvgz7nym75wgmf4ge4