CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(02): 118-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703778
Short Communication

AWARENESS ABOUT DIABETES AMONG ADOLESCENTS OF MANGALORE, SOUTH INDIA

Rohith Holla
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Sachin Prabhu
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Sanjana Shetty
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Shreya Deshpande
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Shwetha Balla K.
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Snigdha Hegde
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Soujanya B. S.
1  MBBS Student (III Year), Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Harsha Raj
2  Medico Social Worker, Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
,
Rashmi Kundapur
3  Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575018 Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Introduction: India continues to be the diabetic capital of the world. According to the WHO report, India today heads the world with 32 million patients and this number is projected to increase to 79.4 million by the year 2030. Diabetes has become a great economic challenge as it drains between 5-25% of family income of an average Indian.

Aims & Objectives: To study the awareness of diabetes among the adolescents.

Materials and Method: Community based cross-sectional study. We collected data from 600 adolescents of age group 16-18years. A questionnaire consisting of questions that were based on the knowledge, awareness and practices regarding the risk factors of Diabetes were prepared. Students from 4 pre-university colleges in Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada district, were selected as the study group

Results: 88.5% were aware of diabetes. According to 48.33% consumption of sweets only was a risk factor. 5.5% were aware that diabetes runs in families . 78.33 % were aware that diabetes can affect any age group and 73% knew about the increasing rate of diabetes in India. 72.16 % were sure that diabetes can be prevented and 25.5% said it was possible to completely cure .46% were under a misconception that a vaccine is present for diabetes and only 57.83%were aware of that diabetes can cause complications.



Publication History

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)

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