Risk factors for macro- and microvascular complications among older adults with diagnosed type 2 diabetes: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing

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dc.contributor.author Tracey, Marsha L.
dc.contributor.author McHugh, Sheena M.
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Claire M.
dc.contributor.author Canavan, Ronan J.
dc.contributor.author Kearney, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-04T12:03:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-04T12:03:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-26
dc.identifier.citation Tracey, M. L., McHugh, S. M., Fitzgerald, A. P., Buckley, C. M., Canavan, R. J. and Kearney, P. M. (2016) ‘Risk factors for macro- and microvascular complications among older adults with diagnosed type 2 diabetes: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing’, Journal of Diabetes Research, Article ID 5975903, pp. 1-9. doi:10.1155/2016/5975903 en
dc.identifier.volume 2016 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en
dc.identifier.issn 2314-6745
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3152
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2016/5975903
dc.description.abstract Objective. To explore risk factors for macro- and microvascular complications in a nationally representative sample of adults aged 50 years and over with type 2 diabetes in Ireland. Methods. Data from the first wave of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) (2009–2011) was used in cross-sectional analysis. The presence of doctor diagnosis of diabetes, risk factors, and macro and microvascular complications were determined by self-report. Gender-specific differences in risk factor prevalence were assessed with the chi-squared test. Binomial regression analysis was conducted to explore independent associations between established risk factors and diabetes-related complications. Results. Among 8175 respondents, 655 were classified as having type 2 diabetes. Older age, being male, a history of smoking, a lower level of physical activity, and a diagnosis of high cholesterol were independent predictors of macrovascular complications. Diabetes diagnosis of 10 or more years, a history of smoking, and a diagnosis of hypertension were associated with an increased risk of microvascular complications. Older age, third-level education, and a high level of physical activity were protective factors (𝑝 < 0.05). Conclusions. Early intervention to target modifiable risk factors is urgently needed to reduce diabetes-related morbidity in the older population in Ireland. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (Leadership Award in Diabetes RL/2013/7); Centre for Ageing and Development Research in Ireland (Leadership Fellowship) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en
dc.rights © 2016, Marsha L. Tracey et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Early intervention en
dc.subject Modifiable risk factors en
dc.subject Microvascular complications en
dc.subject Macrovascular complications en
dc.title Risk factors for macro- and microvascular complications among older adults with diagnosed type 2 diabetes: findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Marsha Tracey, Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.treacy@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Centre for Ageing and Development Research in Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Diabetes Research en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.treacy@ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.treacy@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 5975903


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