The relationship between socioeconomic deprivation and metabolic/cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

John Maurice O'Kane, Brendan Bunting, Mary McMenamin, Adrian Moore, Vivien Coates

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Abstract

AimThere is conflicting information on the impact of socioeconomic deprivation on outcomes in diabetes. Our aim was to study the relationship between socioeconomic deprivation and clinical outcome indicators in a patient cohort with type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM].MethodsWe recruited a random sample of 446 patients with T2DM [57% male] stratified by Income Deprivation Measure. Data on patient specific socioeconomic status, educational attainment, behaviour and attitudes were gathered by patient interview. Data analysis was by logistic and linear regression with correction for age, gender and duration of diabetes.ResultsThe study cohort showed high levels of deprivation with 80% reporting a household annual income of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
JournalPrimary Care Diabetes
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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