Achutha Menon Centre Diabetes Risk Score: a type 2 diabetes screening tool for primary health care providers in rural India

Sathish Thirunavukkarasu, Srinivasan Kannan, Sankara P Sarma, Kavumpurathu R Thankappan

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The authors aimed to develop a diabetes risk score for primary care providers in rural India. They used the baseline data of 451 participants (15-64 years) of a cohort study in a rural area of Kerala, India. The new risk score with age, family history of diabetes, and waist circumference identified 40.8 for confirmatory testing, had a sensitivity of 81.0 , specificity of 68.4 , positive predictive value of 37.0 , and negative predictive value of 94.0 for an optimal cutoff =4 with an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of 0.812 (95 confidence interval = 0.765-0.860). The new risk score with 3 simple, easy-to-measure, less time-consuming, and less expensive variables could be suitable for use in primary care settings of rural India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147 - 154
Number of pages8
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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