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Endocrine

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 505–514 | Cite as

Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in Eastern Mediterranean region: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Mahin Badakhsh
  • Fereshteh Daneshi
  • Mahnaz Abavisani
  • Hosien Rafiemanesh
  • Salehoddin Bouya
  • Mahmood Sheyback
  • Khadije Rezaie KeikhaieEmail author
  • Abbas Balouchi
Meta-Analysis
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Abstract

Purpose

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the costly challenges in the health field. Despite the individual studies in the Eastern Mediterranean, there is no comprehensive study in this regard. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of GDM in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Methods

In this meta-analysis and systematic review, three international databases (PubMed, Web of science and Scopus) were searched from inception until 30 December 2018. The Hui tool was used to assess the quality of the included studies.

Results

Thirty-three studies performed on 887166 participants were included in the meta-analysis. Based on the results of random effect method, the overall prevalence of GDM was 11.7%. Between six country with have three or more study, pooled prevalence for Saudi Arabi it was 3.6 times more than Israel (17.6 vs. 4.9%), and for Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain and Iran were 15.3%, 14.7%, 12.2%, and 8.6%, respectively.

Conclusion

Despite the high diversity of methods, the results of the present study indicate a high prevalence of GDM in the Eastern Mediterranean region, indicating more policymakers’ interest in timely screening and proper management.

Keywords

Epidemiology Gestational diabetes mellitus Eastern Mediterranean region Meta-analysis 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and animal rights and informed consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahin Badakhsh
    • 1
  • Fereshteh Daneshi
    • 2
  • Mahnaz Abavisani
    • 3
  • Hosien Rafiemanesh
    • 4
  • Salehoddin Bouya
    • 5
  • Mahmood Sheyback
    • 6
  • Khadije Rezaie Keikhaie
    • 7
    Email author
  • Abbas Balouchi
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and MidwiferyZabol University of Medical ScienceZabolIran
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Nursing, School of Nursing and MidwiferyJiroft University of Medical SciencesJiroftIran
  3. 3.MSc of Medical Surgical Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical SciencesNeyshaburIran
  4. 4.Student Research Committee, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and SafetyShahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Clinical Immunology Research Center, Ali-ebne Abitaleb HospitalZahedan University of Medical SciencesZahedanIran
  6. 6.Bushehr University of Medical SciencesBushehrIran
  7. 7.Zabol Medicinal Plants Research CenterZabol University of Medical SciencesZabolIran
  8. 8.Student Research Committee, Nursing and Midwifery SchoolIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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