Association of risk factors with diabetes mellitus in rural population RHTC Peeplikhera, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, North India

Ashok Kumar, Rijul Ranjan, Neha Shukla, Amardeep Singh


Background: Diabetes is the serious public health problem in all the countries but majorly in developing countries. The prevalence of diabetes is showing an upward trend in most countries. The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly rising in rural population. Also there is paucity of data regarding diabetes mellitus in rural Meerut. Aim and objective was to study the associated factors with diabetic population.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in diabetic population of 20 years and above who visited the OPD of RHTC Peeplikhera, Mulayam Singh Yadav Medical College, Meerut, fasting blood sugar was done to estimate the diabetes.

Results: The prevalence of diabetes was found to be significantly associated with increasing age, family history and body mass index.

Conclusions: The diabetes mellitus is a significant health problem after 40 years of age in rural population.


Diabetes mellitus, Rural population

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