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Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among Roma Populations—A Systematic Review

Authors
  • Nunes, Marisa A.
  • Kučerová, Kristýna
  • Lukáč, Ondřej
  • Kvapil, Milan
  • Brož, Jan
Publication Date
Nov 21, 2018
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

we searched the MEDLINE, Pubmed and Scopus databases for articles in English that focused on the prevalence of diabetes mellitus among Roma populations published until December 2017. Results: Five studies met the inclusion criteria. The results of four of them suggested a higher prevalence of diabetes among Romani compared to Caucasians but none of them reached the standards regarding representative samples and number of cases for a conclusive result. Conclusion: Although some of the existing studies suggest a substantial prevalence of diabetes among Roma populations and even a higher risk of developing diabetes for Roma persons compared to Caucasians, the number of published literature on this topic remains very low and insufficient in design and number of participants to draw any conclusions.

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