Diabetes mellitus (DM) both in gravid and
non-gravid persons is a common endocrine pathology
globally. The prevalence of DM has tripled from 1980 till
date and this has negative effects to the fetus and
Aim: The aim was to determine the prevalence of DM
amongst antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees at booking at
the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH).
Methods: This was a cross sectional study of ANC
attendees at the RSUTH. A structured questionnaire was
used and the information was obtained by self-reporting.
Approval for the study was granted by the ethical
committee of the Rivers State Hospital Management
cut-off, weight, prevalence, diabetes mellitus, ante natal, RSUTH.