Journal of Nursing

Investigation and Analysis on the prevalence of diabetes among the elderly in Chengyang District of Qingdao City

Xue Xiaolei, Duan Haiping, Liu Yan, Pang Zengchang


Objective: The prevalence and influencing factors of diabetes over 65 years old in Chengyang District of Qingdao city provide scientific basis for the Comprehensive prevention and treatment of diabetes in the elderly. Methods: The physical examination data of 21928 patients over 65 years old who participated in the health examination in 2013 were analyzed. The biochemical indexes such as height, weight, blood pressure and blood glucose were measured. Results: The overall prevalence of diabetes in the elderly was 23.70%; the prevalence rate of female was higher than male elderly diabetes (P < 0.01); diabetic hypertension detection rate was 64.29%, hypertension detection rate in non diabetes group was 58.11% (P < 0.01); diabetes hyperlipidemia was 47.87%. The hyperlipidemia detection rate in non diabetic group was 31.29% (P < 0.01); overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25) diabetes detection rate was 28.43%, non overweight or obese (BMI < 25) in the detection rate of diabetes was 20.60% (P < 0.01). Conclusion: The prevalence rate of diabetes in the elderly is high, the harm is serious and the prevention and treatment of the task is hard.


Diabetes; The elderly; Prevalence

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