Socioecomonic factors related to attendance in a type 2 diabetes screening programme, ADDITION-DK

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Socioeconomic factors related to attendance in a Type 2 diabetes screening programme, ADDITION-DK

 

Else-Marie Dalsgaard1,2, Torsten Lauritzen1, Terkel Christiansen 2,3, Kaare Schøtt Mai1, Knut Borch-Johnsen 1,4, Annelli Sandbæk1

 

1. Department of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

2. Master of Public Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

3. Health Economics, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

4. Steno Diabetes Centre, Gentofte, Denmark

 

Aims: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and screening of the high-risk population is considered. A low attendance rate has been observed in more Type-2 diabetes screening programmes. This paper aims to analyse the association between socioeconomic factors and attendance for Type 2 diabetes screening.

 

 Methods: A total of 4603 persons aged 40-69 years were invited to participate in a stepwise diabetes screening programme performed in general practitioners offices in the county of Aarhus, Denmark, 2001. The study was a population-based cross-sectional study with follow-up. The association between screening attendance among the high-risk population and socioeconomic factors was analysed with odds ratio.

Results:  A total of 42% of the estimated high-risk population attended the screening programme. Attenders were more likely to be older, to be outside the labour force and to live in the countryside than non-attenders among the high-risk population. Risk level was unknown for 18% of the study population; this group was more likely to be single, to be unskilled, to be unemployed and to have low income than the part of the study population with known risk score for diabetes.

Conclusions: Only 42% of persons with high-risk for type 2-diabetes attended the screening programme. Older persons and persons outside the labour force were more likely to attend screening program. Among the 18% with unknown diabetes risk there were more deprived persons. Further research is needed to uncover barriers for screening of Type 2 diabetes among socioeconomically deprived persons.

 

5 sep. 2008

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TitelSocioecomonic factors related to attendance in a type 2 diabetes screening programme, ADDITION-DK
Dato05/09/200805/09/2008
ByIstanbul
LandTyrkiet

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