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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-28

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, and its correlates among police personnel in Bankura district of west Bengal


1 Superintendent of Police, Bankura, India
2 Demonstrator, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India
3 Assistant Professor, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India
4 Professor & Head, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India
5 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India
6 Demonstrator, Department of Biochemistry, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.111364

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A cross-sectional study was conducted among police personnel (N = 1817) in Bankura District, West Bengal, India to estimate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and its correlates during July-November, 2011. Participants were enquired about their age, gender, physical activity, and predominant occupational activity. Diagnosis of DM, IFG, and IGT was based on a history, fasting, and 2-h post-load blood glucose estimation as per World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Body mass index, waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure (BP) were estimated. Out of 1817 subjects, DM was found in 15%, 1.1% had IFG and 5.7% had IGT. Age >50 years, family history of diabetes, hypertension, and abdominal obesity were found to be significantly associated with DM and IGT, whereas IFG was significantly associated with the family history of diabetes and hypertension. High prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetic condition warrants early effective intervention to keep the police force healthy and agile.


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