Knowledge of diabetes and lifestyle behaviour amongst indigenous population in peninsular Malaysia

Badariah Ahmad, Khalid Abdul Kadir, Kia Fatt Quek, Anuar Zaini Md Zain, Maude Phipps

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    Abstract

    The primary aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge amongst members of the Orang Asli populations with regards to aetiology, clinical symptoms and associated risk factors related to diabetes mellitus of 3 different tribes living in 3 different socioeconomic settings; urban, semiurban and very remote in the deep jungles. We hypothesized that there will be a difference in the knowledge amongst indigenous populations living in three different socioeconomic conditions and most likely knowledge will be better in the semi-urbanized indigenous population.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)309 - 314
    Number of pages6
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume68
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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