Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease amongst railway workers in Malaysia.

B. A. Khalid, R. Usha, M. L. Ng, C. T. Norella Kong, A. R. Tariq

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    A survey was done to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and renal disease, as well as extent of diabetic control, amongst the workers of Malaysian Railways. The prevalence of diabetes was high at 6.6%, with 3.8% of these being insulin dependent diabetes. The highest prevalence was in Indians (16.0%) followed by Chinese (4.9%) and Malays (3.0%). Using HbA1 measurements, diabetic control was poor in 70.6% of the diabetics. Hypertension was found in 37% and proteinuria in 35%. Renal impairment was present in 30% of the diabetics. This survey shows that diabetes, hypertension and renal disease are high amongst the railway workers in Malaysia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-13
    Number of pages6
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume45
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990

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    Renal Hypertension
    Malaysia
    Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
    Proteinuria
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Insulin
    Hypertension
    Kidney
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    Khalid, B. A., Usha, R., Ng, M. L., Norella Kong, C. T., & Tariq, A. R. (1990). Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease amongst railway workers in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 45(1), 8-13.

    Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease amongst railway workers in Malaysia. / Khalid, B. A.; Usha, R.; Ng, M. L.; Norella Kong, C. T.; Tariq, A. R.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 45, No. 1, 03.1990, p. 8-13.

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    Khalid, BA, Usha, R, Ng, ML, Norella Kong, CT & Tariq, AR 1990, 'Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease amongst railway workers in Malaysia.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 8-13.
    Khalid, B. A. ; Usha, R. ; Ng, M. L. ; Norella Kong, C. T. ; Tariq, A. R. / Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease amongst railway workers in Malaysia. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1990 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 8-13.
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