Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 4(1), pp. 38 - 45
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2016.040106
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Susceptible Factors of Type-2 Diabetes in a Population of Bangladesh

Afsana Al Sharmin 1, Munima Haque 2,*
1 Faculty of Applied Statistics, East West University, Bangladesh
2 Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Bangladesh


Diabetes is a buzzing word nowadays in Bangladesh as well as the world. The prevalence and incidence of type-2 diabetics is also increasing in Bangladesh. Secondary data is used in this study. It is anticipated that most patients will fall in the age range of 20-75 years. All patients, who are newly detected diabetes patients, from the year of 2012 of the BIRDEM General hospital in Bangladesh are requested to fill up a form of the Patients History Sheet. The study use bivariate analysis and a multiple regression analysis considering fifteen risk factors as covariates controlling one by one and two hours before fasting blood glucose of type-2 diabetic patients as a response variable. After controlling one by one fifteen risk factors, it is examined that there is relationship between age and type-2 diabetes. Moreover, fifteen models are considered by controlling individual outcomes to find out the confounding factors. Physical activities, occupation, family history of diabetic patients, Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) (>140mm Hg), and Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) (<70 mm Hg) are confounders for the association of diabetes and age among Bangladeshis. None of the model showed the significant effect of sex, marital status, number of family members and smoking status on the relationship.

Risk Factors, Fasting Blood Glucose, Controlling Covariates, Confounding Factors

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[1] Afsana Al Sharmin , Munima Haque , "Susceptible Factors of Type-2 Diabetes in a Population of Bangladesh," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 38 - 45, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2016.040106.

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Afsana Al Sharmin , Munima Haque (2016). Susceptible Factors of Type-2 Diabetes in a Population of Bangladesh. Universal Journal of Public Health, 4(1), 38 - 45. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2016.040106.