International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 0

Research Paper | Community Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


Prevalence of Diabetes and Its Risk Factors among the Tribal Population in Rani Development Block, Assam

Abdul Halim Sarkar | Jutika Ojah [5] | Sthapana Sharma


Abstract: Introduction: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes mellitus recently have become an emerging pandemic globally with disproportionately higher rates in developing countries. In India diabetes is a growing challenge with estimated 8.7% diabetic population in the age group of 20 and 70 years. Earlier considered to be a disease of affluent society's diabetes prevalence is increasing rapidly both in rural and tribal communities as per the recent epidemiological data. Objective: To find the prevalence of Diabetes and its correlates among the tribal population in Rani Development Block, Assam. Materials and methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted among 310 tribal individuals in Rani Development Block. Population proportion to size sampling technique was used for selection of the subjects. Anthropometric measurements were taken and fasting blood glucose level was estimated using glucometer. Results: The prevalence of diabetes was found to be 9.7%. Dietary factors like increased consumption of red meat and decreased consumption of green leafy vegetables, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, decreased physical activity and higher BMI were found to be significantly associated with diabetes mellitus.


Keywords: Diabetes, tribal, rural, fasting glucose level


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 1998 - 2002


How to Cite this Article?

Abdul Halim Sarkar, Jutika Ojah, Sthapana Sharma, "Prevalence of Diabetes and Its Risk Factors among the Tribal Population in Rani Development Block, Assam", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022, pp. 1998-2002, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22525125559

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address




Similar Articles with Keyword 'rural'

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Masters Thesis, Community Medicine, India, Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022

Pages: 898 - 903

A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Dots Therapy among Dots Providers in Selected Rural Areas at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Nayana Kalane [2]

Share this Article

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Community Medicine, India, Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022

Pages: 371 - 375

Knowledge of Thyroid Disorders among Women in a Rural Area, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu: A Cross-Sectional Study

Dr Princy Felicia J. | Dr Thirunaaukarasu D. | Dr Lakshmi N.

Share this Article


Top