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Trends in the Diabetes Epidemic in Korea.

Ha KH, Kim DJ - Endocrinol Metab (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide.Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly.Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

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Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide. In Korea, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 8.6% to 11.0% in 2001 to 2013 and the prevalence of adult obesity, which is the most important risk factor of diabetes, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% during the same period. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese Koreans with diabetes in recent decades and the prevalence of diabetes in people aged 40 years and older also increased in 2001 to 2013. Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly. There is an inverse linear relationship between body mass index and age at the diagnosis of diabetes among those who are newly diagnosed. Accordingly, the prevalence of diabetes is increasingly shifting to younger individuals and those who are obese. Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

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(A-C) Prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Korean adults aged ≥30 years in 2001 to 2013.
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Figure 1: (A-C) Prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Korean adults aged ≥30 years in 2001 to 2013.

Mentions: Recently, the prevalence of diabetes has increased in conjunction with the incidence of obesity. According the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) studies in 2001 to 2013, the age-standardized prevalence of diabetes among adults 30 years of age and older increased from 8.6% to 11.0% and the age-standardized prevalence of adult obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or higher, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% [56]. During the same period, the rates of diabetes and obesity tended to increase among men, while among women the prevalence of diabetes increased but the prevalence of obesity decreased (Fig. 1).


Trends in the Diabetes Epidemic in Korea.

Ha KH, Kim DJ - Endocrinol Metab (Seoul) (2015)

(A-C) Prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Korean adults aged ≥30 years in 2001 to 2013.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4508257&req=5

Figure 1: (A-C) Prevalence of diabetes and obesity among Korean adults aged ≥30 years in 2001 to 2013.
Mentions: Recently, the prevalence of diabetes has increased in conjunction with the incidence of obesity. According the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) studies in 2001 to 2013, the age-standardized prevalence of diabetes among adults 30 years of age and older increased from 8.6% to 11.0% and the age-standardized prevalence of adult obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or higher, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% [56]. During the same period, the rates of diabetes and obesity tended to increase among men, while among women the prevalence of diabetes increased but the prevalence of obesity decreased (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide.Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly.Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide. In Korea, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 8.6% to 11.0% in 2001 to 2013 and the prevalence of adult obesity, which is the most important risk factor of diabetes, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% during the same period. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese Koreans with diabetes in recent decades and the prevalence of diabetes in people aged 40 years and older also increased in 2001 to 2013. Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly. There is an inverse linear relationship between body mass index and age at the diagnosis of diabetes among those who are newly diagnosed. Accordingly, the prevalence of diabetes is increasingly shifting to younger individuals and those who are obese. Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

No MeSH data available.


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