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.
Thirunavukkarasu, S., Kannan, S., Sarma, S. P., & Thankappan, K. R. (2015). Achutha Menon Centre Diabetes Risk Score: a type 2 diabetes screening tool for primary health care providers in rural India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), 147 - 154. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539512454162