Prevalence of Diabetes in Persons with Disabilities in Primary Care
Authors: McDermott, Suzanne; Moran, Robert; Platt, Tan; Dasari, Srikanth
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Volume 19, Number 3, June 2007 , pp. 263-271(9)
Abstract:This research was designed to answer the question: Does the prevalence of diabetes differ between adults with and without disability, in the same family medicine practice? A retrospective cohort design was used, to study diabetes among adults, with sensory, trauma, developmental, and psychiatric disabilities so comparisons can be made between disability groups and to comparison patients without disabilities. There was a 5.3 fold risk for diabetes, given obesity, for patients with sensory disabilities, a 3.6 fold risk for patients with trauma disabilities, a 4.1 fold risk for adults with developmental disabilities, and a 3.1 fold risk for adults with psychiatric disability, compared to those with the same disability without obesity. The general principle that obesity is a major risk factor for the onset of Type 2 diabetes holds true and the actual risk for diabetes given obesity, is not significantly different between patients with and without disability.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Email: Suzanne.email@example.com
Publication date: June 1, 2007