Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Ethiopian Community in Israel: an Update
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The prevalence and incidence of diabetes has been reported to vary among populations.Immigrants groups as that have undergone significant life-style changes tend to develop diabetes within a short time. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Ethiopian population ,15-20 years after immigration in Israel.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Ethiopian Community in Israel: an Update|
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2005|
The study will be conducted in three primary care clinics of the Jezreel Valley (Omer, Givat Hamore and Afula Illit). The computerized medical charts of 500 Ethiopian adults will be reviewed. The following information will be obtained: age, date of arrival in Israel, known history of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension or other disease, drug therapy, body weight, blood pressure. Following laboratory data will be retrieved: blood glucose, HbA1c, lipid levels , creatinine and uric acid. The criteria used for the definition of diabetes will be based on the criteria proposed by the American Diabetes Association .