Risk of developing diabetes mellitus in primary care health users: a cross-sectional study

Riesgo para el desarrollo de la diabetes mellitus en los usuarios de atención primaria de salud

Lucas de Oliveira Araújo Elaine Souza e Silva Jediane de Oliveira Mariano Ricardo Castanho Moreira Kelly Holanda Prezotto Carlos Alexandre Molena Fernandes Sonia Silva Marcon About the authors

Objective:

to identify the risk of developing diabetes mellitus among primary care users in a municipality of the Southern Brazil.

Method:

data were collected from October 2013 to April 2014 by applying the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score questionnaire on 189 users.

Results:

the majority of the interviewees presented a slight moderate to moderate risk of developing diabetes mellitus (63.5%). There was a greater prevalence of high risk among the men. The variables with a significant prevalence ratio for high risk were age, obesity, abdominal circumference, sedentarism and family history of diabetes mellitus.

Conclusion:

the identified risk factors for diabetes reveal the importance of the health team and how it can intervene to prevent disease.

Diabetes mellitus; Risk; Primary health care


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