Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034829
Title: Impact of migration and acculturation on prevalence of type 2 diabetes and related eye complications in indians living in a newly urbanised society
Authors: Zheng, Y.
Lamoureux, E.L.
Ikram, M.K.
Mitchell, P.
Wang, J.J.
Younan, C.
Anuar, A.R.
Tai, E.-S.
Wong, T.Y. 
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2012
Citation: Zheng, Y., Lamoureux, E.L., Ikram, M.K., Mitchell, P., Wang, J.J., Younan, C., Anuar, A.R., Tai, E.-S., Wong, T.Y. (2012-04-10). Impact of migration and acculturation on prevalence of type 2 diabetes and related eye complications in indians living in a newly urbanised society. PLoS ONE 7 (4) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034829
Abstract: Background: Health of migrants is a major public health challenge faced by governments and policy makers. Asian Indians are among the fastest growing migration groups across Asia and the world, but the impact of migration and acculturation on diabetes and diabetes-related eye complications among Indians living in urban Asia remains unclear. Methodologies/Principal Findings: We evaluated the influence of migration and acculturation (i.e., migration status and length of residence) on the prevalence of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and diabetes-related eye complications (diabetic retinopathy (DR) and cataract), among first-generation (defined as participant born in India with both parents born in India, n = 781) and second-generation (participants born in Singapore with both parents born in India, n = 1,112) Indian immigrants from a population-based study of Adult Indians in Singapore. Diabetes was defined as HbA1c≥6.5%, use of diabetic medication or a physician diagnosis of diabetes. Retinal and lens photographs were graded for the presence of DR and cataract. Compared to first generation immigrants, second generation immigrants had a higher age- and gender-standardized prevalence of T2DM (34.4% versus 29.0%, p
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109397
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034829
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