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:: Volume 13, Issue 2 (8-2011) ::
2011, 13(2): 157-164 Back to browse issues page
The Comparison of Prevalence of Diabete and Hypertension Between Rural Areas of Fars and Rural Area of EMRO Region
Hossain Faramarzi , P Bagheri , Abbas Bahrampour , Leila Halimi
shiraz medicin university , bpegman@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Since monitoring and evaluation of diabetes and hypertension in individuals/the population greatly contribute to improving both clinical care and following identification of disease in the region and even the country, and to manage prevent and control diabetes and hypertension and their risk factors, the goal of this study was to compare disease status in rural areas of Fars province and  rural areas of the EMRO region. Materials and Methods: The current study is a descriptive-analytic cross sectional one that has been conducted in 2008 by randomized cluster sampling, based on data obtained from an extensive provincial screening plan for adults aged over 30 years in rural areas of Fars province. Based on these data, the prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and their risk factors were calculated and the relationship between diabetes and hypertension was determined by risk factors including age, sex, family history, and MI using Chi square and t-test and SPSS software version 17 and Minitab version, prevalences in 15 is rural areas were compared with the ones in EMRO region countries. Results: The prevalence of hypertension and diabetes rural areas of Fars province were calculated to be 21.8% and 11.14% respectively as compared with rural areas of EMRO region countries.The prevalence of diabetes was also lower on the average and the prevalence of obesity (BMI>30), was less than other countries in the region and Iran. Conclusion: In general, although, the prevalence obtained in this study was lower than other regional countries, raising a wareness in high rish groups affected public commitment to basic information transmitting to high risk classes of the society should be taken into account and commitment by the health system administration and the government to sustain monitoring of health, to ensure curtailing the burden of diabetes and hypertension and associated risk factors among countries of the region.


Keywords: Diabetes, Hypertension, Rural Areas of Fars province, Rural Areas of EMRO
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2010/09/2 | Published: 2011/08/15
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faramarzi H, Bagheri P, bahrampour A, halimi L. The Comparison of Prevalence of Diabete and Hypertension Between Rural Areas of Fars and Rural Area of EMRO Region. Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011; 13 (2) :157-164
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Volume 13, Issue 2 (8-2011) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم ایران، دو ماهنامه  پژوهشی مرکز تحقیقات غدد درون‌ریز و متابولیسم، Iranian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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