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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-79

Diabetic risk assessment among Egyptian and Malaysian medical students, Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Egypt


Public Health and Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

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AAM El-Sherbiny
Public Health and Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-1415.158058

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Introduction The aim of this study was to assess the risk of type 2 diabetes of fourth-year Egyptian and Malaysian medical students, Tanta Faculty of Medicine (Egypt). The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK) was used. A cross-sectional study was designed. A randomized stratified cluster sample from among fourth-year medical students of Tanta faculty of medicine, both Egyptians and Malaysian students, was selected as a sample of the study. Results The type 2 diabetic risk score ranged between 2 and 23, with a mean of 7.53 ± 4.0 in Egyptian students, which was higher significantly than that of Malaysian students (6.75 ± 3.19). Moderate and severe risks of diabetes were found among 62.1 and 17.7%, respectively, of Egyptian students and among 55.0 and 9.9%, respectively, of Malaysian students. Conclusion and recommendation A high percent of our target group had a high risk for type two diabetes; therefore, they were in need of invasive investigations of fasting and random blood sugar as well as glycated hemoglobin. A health education program is needed for the moderate-risk group to implement lifestyle modifications


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