Screening of unusual forms of diabetes might not have been accounted by the Brazilian public health system
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KeywordsCystic Fibrosis Obese Group Major Public Health Problem Hemochromatosis Public Health System
Type 2 diabetes is among the major public health problems of the 21st century and is associated with an alarming rise in the incidence of obesity, spreading fast among youngsters. In adults, it accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. However, even being more prevalent, type 2 diabetes is not the only possibility for slim people in this age group.
The present study aimed to discuss the correct diagnosis in non-obese patients aged 20-39 yrs. classified as having type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D).
Materials and methods
Epidemiological study based on data obtained from Brazilian System of Registration and Accompaniment of Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients (http://hiperdia.datasus.gov.br). All of the cases diagnosed as type 2 diabetes in 2013-2014 were divided into two age groups and separated into two another 2 groups (obese and non-obese). For statistical analysis, we used the age groups between 20-39 yrs. Data refers to patients monitored by the Program of Health of the Family.
We evaluated 15,468 patients, of whom 7944 were in the obese group and 7524 in the non-obese group.
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