Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006.

G. R. Letchuman, W. M. Wan Nazaimoon, W. B. Wan Mohamad, L. R. Chandran, G. H. Tee, H. Jamaiyah, M. R. Isa, H. Zanariah, I. Fatanah, Y. Ahmad Faudzi

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The Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III (NHMS III), conducted in 2006, was a cross-sectional household survey of the prevalence of chronic diseases, involving 34,539 respondents of age > or =18 years old, in all states of Malaysia. Data collection was by face-to-face interview. Those who self-professed not to be diabetics underwent finger-prick glucose test following at least 8 hours of fasting. The overall prevalence of diabetes mellitus (known and newly diagnosed) was 11.6%. The Indians had the highest prevalence of 19.9% followed by Malays 11.9% and Chinese 11.4%. The prevalence of people with known diabetes and newly diagnosed diabetes was 7.0% and 4.5% respectively. Impaired Fasting Glycaemia was found to be 4.2%. Majority (73.5%) of the patients used government healthcare facilities for their diabetic care. Usage of insulin alone or in combination was low at 7.2% of patients. Only 45.05% of known diabetics have ever had their eye examined. Amputees formed 4.3% of the patients with known diabetes while 3.4% had suffered a stroke event and 1.6% was on some form of renal replacement therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Health Surveys
Morbidity
Fasting
Amputees
Renal Replacement Therapy
Malaysia
Fingers
Diabetes Mellitus
Chronic Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
Stroke
Interviews
Insulin
Delivery of Health Care
Glucose

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Letchuman, G. R., Wan Nazaimoon, W. M., Wan Mohamad, W. B., Chandran, L. R., Tee, G. H., Jamaiyah, H., ... Ahmad Faudzi, Y. (2010). Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006. The Medical journal of Malaysia, 65(3), 180-186.

Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006. / Letchuman, G. R.; Wan Nazaimoon, W. M.; Wan Mohamad, W. B.; Chandran, L. R.; Tee, G. H.; Jamaiyah, H.; Isa, M. R.; Zanariah, H.; Fatanah, I.; Ahmad Faudzi, Y.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 65, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 180-186.

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Letchuman, GR, Wan Nazaimoon, WM, Wan Mohamad, WB, Chandran, LR, Tee, GH, Jamaiyah, H, Isa, MR, Zanariah, H, Fatanah, I & Ahmad Faudzi, Y 2010, 'Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006.', The Medical journal of Malaysia, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 180-186.
Letchuman GR, Wan Nazaimoon WM, Wan Mohamad WB, Chandran LR, Tee GH, Jamaiyah H et al. Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006. The Medical journal of Malaysia. 2010 Sep;65(3):180-186.
Letchuman, G. R. ; Wan Nazaimoon, W. M. ; Wan Mohamad, W. B. ; Chandran, L. R. ; Tee, G. H. ; Jamaiyah, H. ; Isa, M. R. ; Zanariah, H. ; Fatanah, I. ; Ahmad Faudzi, Y. / Prevalence of diabetes in the Malaysian National Health Morbidity Survey III 2006. In: The Medical journal of Malaysia. 2010 ; Vol. 65, No. 3. pp. 180-186.
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