Burden of Diabetes in Rural Indiaand Its Association with Social Anddietary Factors

Authors

  • Ponnaganti Satyanarayana Chowdary
  • UndavalliVamsi Krishna
  • AmarnathMuthe
  • B.Savithri
  • Jonnalagadda Ravi Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17361

Keywords:

Cross Sectional Study, Diabetes, Hypertension, Non Communicable Diseases, Prevalence, Rural.

Abstract

Background: Diabetes is a major public health challenge in the present phase of socio-demographic
and epidemiological transition leading to various complications causing high mortality and morbidity.
Diabetes is often not diagnosed in early phase especially in rural areas. This study was carried out to
observe changing trends, prevalence of diabetes and its association with major risk factors in rural
community.
Methods: A community based cross sectional study was carried out among 700 individuals (306 men
and 394 women) aged 18-65 years living in villages under rural field practice area of Dr. Pinnamaneni
Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Chinaoutpally, Krishna district,
Andhra Pradesh. Information on socio-demographic data, dietary habits and life style was obtained.
Height, weight,blood pressure and capillary blood glucose were measured.
Conclusion: The prevalence of diabetes is about 22.6% of the study subjects of whom 11.9% are
known and 10.7% are newly diagnosed. The prevalence of Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate
even in rural population and nearly half of them aren’t aware of their diabetes status. Diabetes when
detected early can prevent lot of complications and improve the quality of life of the individual.

Author Biographies

Ponnaganti Satyanarayana Chowdary


Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences &
Research Foundation India

UndavalliVamsi Krishna

Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Govt. Siddhartha Medical College,
Gunadala, Vijayawada India

AmarnathMuthe

Professor of Community Medicine Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation India

B.Savithri

Lecturer in Statistics  Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation India

Jonnalagadda Ravi Kumar


Professor & Head of Community Medicine, Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Ponnaganti Satyanarayana Chowdary, UndavalliVamsi Krishna, AmarnathMuthe, B.Savithri, & Jonnalagadda Ravi Kumar. (2021). Burden of Diabetes in Rural Indiaand Its Association with Social Anddietary Factors. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 240–248. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17361