Prevalence of diabetes in the Republic of Ireland: results from the National Health Survey (SLAN) 2007

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dc.contributor.author Balanda, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Claire M.
dc.contributor.author Barron, Steve J.
dc.contributor.author Fahy, Lorraine E.
dc.contributor.author Madden, Jamie M.
dc.contributor.author Harrington, Janas M.
dc.contributor.author Perry, Ivan J.
dc.contributor.author Kearney, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-04T15:16:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-04T15:16:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier.citation BALANDA, K. P., BUCKLEY, C. M., BARRON, S. J., FAHY, L. E., MADDEN, J. M., HARRINGTON, J. M., PERRY, I. J. & KEARNEY, P. M. 2013. Prevalence of Diabetes in the Republic of Ireland: Results from the National Health Survey (SLAN) 2007. PLoS ONE, 8, e78406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078406 en
dc.identifier.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.issued 10 en
dc.identifier.startpage e78406 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1509
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0078406
dc.description.abstract Background: Current estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are based on UK epidemiological studies. This study uses Irish data to describe the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes amongst all adults aged 18+ years and undiagnosed diabetes amongst those aged 45+ years. Methods: The survey of lifestyle attitudes and nutrition (SLAN) 2007 is based on a nationally representative sample of Irish adults aged 18+ years (n = 10,364). Self-reported doctor-diagnosed diabetes was recorded for respondents in the full sample. Diabetes medication use, measured height and weight, and non-fasting blood samples were variously recorded in sub-samples of younger (n = 967) and older (n = 1,207) respondents. Results: The prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes amongst adults aged 18+ years was 3.5% (95% CI 3.1% - 3.9%). After adjustment for other explanatory variables; the risk of self-reported doctor-diagnosed diabetes was significantly related to age (p < 0.0001), employment status (p = 0.0003) and obesity (p = 0.0003). Amongst adults aged 45+ years, the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes was 8.9% (95% CI 7.3% -10.5%) and undiagnosed diabetes was 2.8% (95% CI 1.4% - 4.1%). This represented 31.2% of diabetes cases in this age group. Conclusion: Notwithstanding methodological differences, these prevalence estimates are consistent with those in the UK and France. However, the percentage of undiagnosed cases amongst adults aged 45+ years appears to be higher in the RoI. Increased efforts to improve early detection and population level interventions to address adverse diet and lifestyle factors are urgently needed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en
dc.rights © 2013 Balanda et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Adults en
dc.subject Body mass index en
dc.subject Diabetes mellitus en
dc.subject Employment en
dc.subject Health survey en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.title Prevalence of diabetes in the Republic of Ireland: results from the National Health Survey (SLAN) 2007 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Patricia Kearney, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: patricia.kearney@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-11-28T14:37:29Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 238188821
dc.internal.pmid 24147134
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Plos One en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress patricia.kearney@ucc.ie en


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