Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning
School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
In 2013, the age-standardised comparative prevalence of diabetes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was 18·98%, amongst the highest in the world;1 the global comparative prevalence in 2013 was 8·3%. Recent research and anecdotal reports from clinicians point out that Abu Dhabi, in particular, is burdened by high and rising rates of diabetes, obesity, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) related to diabetes.2,3
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
Hills, A. P.,
(2014). Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2(7), 535-537.
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