POPULATION-BASED INCIDENCE of IDDM in the STATE of SAO-PAULO, BRAZIL

POPULATION-BASED INCIDENCE of IDDM in the STATE of SAO-PAULO, BRAZIL

Author Ferreira, SRG Google Scholar
Franco, L. J. Google Scholar
Vivolo, M. A. Google Scholar
Negrato, C. A. Google Scholar
Simoes, ACP Google Scholar
Ventureli, C. R. Google Scholar
Institution UNIV ESTADUAL PAULISTA JULIO MESQUITA FILHO
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE- To study the incidence of IDDM among children, infants to 14 yr of age, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, 1987-1991.RESEARCH DESIGN and METHODS - A prospective population-based register was established, using physician reports of newly diagnosed IDDM patients < 15 yr of age as the primary source of case identification and school surveys as the main secondary source. Data were collected according to the methods recommended by the Diabetes Epidemiology Research International group.RESULTS - Case ascertainment was estimated at 95.0, 92.8, and 98.8% complete for each of the three cities studied. the average annual IDDM incidence was 7.6/100,000 inhabitants (95% confidence interval, 5.6-9.7). We found a higher incidence rate in girls than boys.CONCLUSIONS - the incidence of childhood IDDM in a tropical region in South America (São Paulo, Brazil) is in the middle incidence range observed in developed countries throughout the world. Increased incidence of IDDM in girls compared with boys will be tested by the ongoing Brazilian incidence study being developed in 18 other centers across the country.
Language English
Date 1993-05-01
Published in Diabetes Care. Alexandria: Amer Diabetes Assoc, v. 16, n. 5, p. 701-707, 1993.
ISSN 0149-5992 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Diabetes Assoc
Extent 701-707
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/diacare.16.5.701
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1993KZ45600004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25322

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