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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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Figure 4: Age at the initial diagnosis of diabetes in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2013.

Mentions: National surveys conducted between 2001 and 2013 in Korea revealed age-related increases in the prevalence of diabetes in all age groups, except for those between 30 and 39 years of age [5]. Because Korea is a rapidly aging society, this increase was particularly evident in people aged 70 years and older; the rate of diabetes in this age group was 27.6% in 2013, approximately twice as high as in 2001 (Fig. 3). However, the mean age at first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar among men in 2005 (49.3 years) and 2013 (50.6 years), while the mean age among women decreased slightly from 56.4 to 55.3 years (Fig. 4, unpublished data). Thus, there is roughly a 5-year difference between men and women in terms of age at the first diagnosis of diabetes.


Trends in the Diabetes Epidemic in Korea.

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

Age at the initial diagnosis of diabetes in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2013.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Age at the initial diagnosis of diabetes in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2013.
Mentions: National surveys conducted between 2001 and 2013 in Korea revealed age-related increases in the prevalence of diabetes in all age groups, except for those between 30 and 39 years of age [5]. Because Korea is a rapidly aging society, this increase was particularly evident in people aged 70 years and older; the rate of diabetes in this age group was 27.6% in 2013, approximately twice as high as in 2001 (Fig. 3). However, the mean age at first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar among men in 2005 (49.3 years) and 2013 (50.6 years), while the mean age among women decreased slightly from 56.4 to 55.3 years (Fig. 4, unpublished data). Thus, there is roughly a 5-year difference between men and women in terms of age at the first diagnosis of diabetes.

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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