Key PointsQuestionHow does the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in India vary by geographical area and sociodemographic characteristics? FindingsDiabetes and hypertension prevalence varied widely among states (by more than a factor of 6 for diabetes and more than a factor of 2 for hypertension); while household wealth and urban location were positively associated with both conditions, the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension among those older than 40 years in the poorest household wealth quintile in rural areas was nonetheless high (5.9% and 30.0%, respectively). MeaningThe prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in India varies substantially by age, rural vs urban location, and state—knowledge that could be used to target relevant programs to those most in need.
JAMA Internal Medicine – American Medical Association
Published: Mar 29, 2018
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