The prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in the Kuwaiti adult population in 2014

Abdullah Alkandari*, Joseph C. Longenecker, Noël C. Barengo, Ahmad Alkhatib, Elisabete Weiderpass, Rihab Al-Wotayan, Qais Al Duwairi, Jaakko Tuomilehto

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)213-223
    Number of pages11
    JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - Oct 2018


    The authors declare no conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the conceptual design of this study. J.L. and A.A. performed the data analysis. A.A., J.L., N.C.B and J.T. contributed to the interpretation of the data and drafting the article. All authors were involved in the critical evaluation and final approval of the article. J.T. is the guarantor of this work and, as such, had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. The STEPS survey was funded and conducted by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health and supported by the World Health Organization . We thank the members of national coordinating committee, regional subcommittees and field work teams. We also thank the clinical laboratories at the Kuwait Cancer Control Center.

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    World Health Organization


      • Adult
      • Arab
      • Pre-diabetes
      • Prevalence
      • Public health epidemiology


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