College of Pharmacy, University of Al-Kitab, Kirkuk, Iraq
Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Associated Complications in Kurdistan
Author(s): Nojdar Salahuddin M Ali, Omer QB Allela*, Hishyar Mohammed Salih and Idris Haji Ahmed
Background and aim: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) complications are increasing among patients of Kurdistan region of Iraq creating a growing public health concern. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of DM complications among Kurdistan region provinces and the associated factors.
Methods: A cross-sectional study design was chosen. A total of 5186 diabetic patients were selected for this study from the three provinces of Kurdistan region of Iraq (Duhok, Erbil and Suleimania). The data collected from the files of patients registered at the diabetic centers in each of the mentioned provinces were retrospectively extracted to obtain a complete history of each individual patient.
Results: The majority of the diabetic patients had hyperlipidemia (38.4%) and hypertension (37.7%) as complications, and about (0.7%) of the di.. Read More»