Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus amongst Antenatal Clinic Attendees at Booking in a Teaching Hospital in Rivers State, Nigeria


Authors : Eli S; Nonye-Enyidah E; Okagua KE; Kua P; Owhonda G; Tee GP; Emeghara GI; Iwo-Amah R; Nnoka VN; Onwuegbule C; Nnadi NO

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7178992

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 mother. 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 Board .

Keywords : cut-off, weight, prevalence, diabetes mellitus, ante natal, RSUTH.

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