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TITLE:

SOCIAL & DEMOGRAPHIC RISK FACTORS OF DIABETES MELLITUS DURING GESTATION PERIOD

AUTHORS:

Dr Sana Zahra, Pakeeza Irum, Dr. Sharfe Rehman Bhatti

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Objective: This case work aimed to state the social & demographic risk factors linked with GDM (Gestation Diabetes Mellitus). Methodology: This case work carried out in chemical science institute Lahore. In this case work, one hundred and three females with gestation diabetes mellitus and ninety seven healthy females with pregnancy registered in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. Seventy five milligram OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) was in use for the diagnosis of the gestational diabetes. The collection of the information about the social and demographic risk factors carried out with the utilization of a questionnaire. Results: Body mass index, maternal age & parity of the females suffering from GDM were very high in comparison with the healthy females with pregnancy. The past history of GDM as well as the history of the family for diabetes in the family of the females suffering from GDM were very high in comparison with the healthy females with pregnancy. Social & economic condition, level of qualification & professions of females of both groups were not different from each other significantly. Conclusion: Body mass index, maternal age, parity, family past history of GDM are very important risk factors for the gestation diabetes mellitus. There is no impact of social and economic status on the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus. Keywords: Gestation, diabetes mellitus, impact, parity, demographic, BMI, questionnaire, profession, maternal, OGTT.

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