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Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Sharon Brownie, Aga Khan University
  • Lyndal Hunter, Griffith University
  • Rachel Rossiter, Griffith University
  • Andrew P. Hills, Griffith University
  • Walter Robb, Griffith University
  • Mohammed Hag-Ali, Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract

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

Citation Information
Sharon Brownie, Lyndal Hunter, Rachel Rossiter, Andrew P. Hills, et al.. "Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning" Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Vol. 2 Iss. 7 (2014) p. 535 - 537
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_brownie/23/