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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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CAROLINO, Idalina Diair Regla et al. Risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp.238-244. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study was carried out to evaluate the risk factors of type 2 diabetic patients through sociodemographic data, habits of health, anthropometric and biochemist profiles, assisted at a basic public health care unit in Maringá, Paraná. Sixty-six patients, 56 women aged over than 50 years-old were interviewed. High prevalence factors for cardiovascular risk were observed, such as: overweight and obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, sedentariness and inadequate diet. Data suggested the need for multidisciplinary intervention programs in health care units associated to educative programs, adjusted diet intake and regular physical activity for these diabetic patients.

Keywords : public health; risk factors; diabetes mellitus, type 2.

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