Investigating the Epidemiological Prevalence of Diabetes in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2019

Keywords: Diabetes, Prevalance, Afghanistan, Epidemiology

Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes is one of the most common metabolic disorders and is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in adults. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the epidemiological prevalence of diabetes in Afghanistan between 2015 and 2019. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed using the information of diabetics registered in the system related to the Ministry of Health of Afghanistan from 2015 to 2019. Eventually, people's information, including age, gender, and place of residence, was entered into STATA software version 12 and analyzed using descriptive statistics tests. Results: The study, which was performed on 49,332 people with diabetes in 34 provinces and 8 regions of Afghanistan, found that most of the female studied were 55.2% (27,231) female and had the highest and lowest prevalence in the region. The order is related to South East and South. The average prevalence of diabetes per 10,000 people is about 62.13. Conclusions: The prevalence of diabetes in Afghanistan over a five-year period in men and women is on the rise, requiring more attention from relevant authorities to improve public health and prevent, control and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Author Biographies

Pouriya Darabiyan

Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Kourosh Zarea

Associate Professor, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Nursing Department, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Saeed Ghanbari

Assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran. 

Aseya Temori

Medical Science Research Center, Ghalib University, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Published
2020-10-02
Section
Research Articles