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Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

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Pre-Diabetes and it’s Associated Risk Factors in Libya: Future Needs for Public Health Care

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Ghadi J El hamali and Fathi M Sherif*

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    • Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tripoli, Libya

    *Corresponding author: Fathi Mohamed Sherif, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, P.O. Box 82 757, Libya

Received: January 21, 2018;   Published: January 25, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2018.01.000102

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Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem and is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality. The state incidence has much increased in the last years but with a major ignorance of the state health authorities. Thus, this study was aimed to explore the frequency of pre-diabetes and its associated risk factors among Libyan people. Data was collect from 911 (Males = 426 and Females = 485) non diabetic Libyan residents to identify pre-diabetes during 2016 and 2017, followed by risk assessment questionnaire. Findings indicate that 16.5% of the participants having pre-diabetes and it is higher in females than males. 70% of the cases with pre-diabetes were overweight (37.3% with BMI of 24-28 and 30% with BMI > 28) which were at high risk for developing diabetes. High rate of physical inactivity of the participants was distinguished (75% do not do any active physical activity). This study shows high incidence of pre-diabetes among the Libyan population. Thus, an action for national public health education for an early diagnosis of pre-diabetes and for a better healthy lifestyle is directly needed.

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