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Jun 2022 | Research Article | By Dr Ritika Verma, Sanjay Kalra, Akshata Agnihotri, Archana Juneja, Dr Arbinder Singal

High Prediabetes Risk and Associated Risk Factors in Indian Population Based on Online Prediabetes Risk Test

A prediabetes risk test questionnaire was completed by 1722 people and the scoring was done for three groups including high risk (score >5), medium risk (score 3-5), and low risk (score <3) for developing prediabetes and eventually diabetes among Indian population. The risk of prediabetes was low, medium, and high in 21 %, 65 % and, 12 % of participants respectively. Out of all the participants, 44 % had age ≥ 40 years, 71% were male, 96 % were asian, 74 % had BMI ≥ 23 kg/m2, 59 % have a family history of diabetes, 17 % had high blood pressure, and 44 % were performing physical activity below 150 mins/week. The odds ratio for score in high or medium range for people with BMI ≥ 23 kg/m2 and age ≥ 40 years was 38.51 and 78.89 respectively. The study highlights the importance of using a prediabetes risk calculator as a tool for improving awareness about the risk of developing prediabetes.

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