SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.52 suppl.1Prevalence and distribution of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Mexican adult population: a probabilistic surveyThe status of diabetes care in Mexican population: are we making a difference? Results of the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Salud Pública de México

Print version ISSN 0036-3634

Abstract

JIMENEZ-CORONA, Aída; ROJAS, Rosalba; GOMEZ-PEREZ, Francisco J  and  AGUILAR-SALINAS, Carlos A. Early-onset type 2 diabetes in a Mexican survey: results from the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, suppl.1, pp.S27-S35. ISSN 0036-3634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342010000700006.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes diagnosed before age 40 (early-onset type 2 diabetes) identified in a nation-wide, population-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey was done in Mexico during 2006. Medical history, anthropometric and biochemical measurements were obtained in every subject. RESULTS: Cases diagnosed before (n=181) and after age 40 (n=659) were included. Early-onset type 2 diabetes was present in 13.1% of the previously diagnosed, 30.3% of the cases identified during the survey and 21.5% of the whole population with diabetes. These individuals had a greater prevalence of obesity and hypertriglyceridemia compared to the cases diagnosed after age 40. CONCLUSIONS: Early-onset type 2 diabetes was present in 21.5 % of patients with type 2 diabetes in Mexico. Close to 70% of them were obese or overweight and had the clinical profile of the metabolic syndrome.

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; obesity; hyperglycemia; insulin; Mexico.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English     · English ( pdf )