Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 11 - 2020
Socioeconomic Variables which Discriminate Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Adults in Bangladesh
KC Bhuyan*
Professor (Retired) of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: KC Bhuyan, Professor (Retired) of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: November 03, 2020; Published: October 31, 2020


It was evident from different studies that adverse socioeconomic conditions, like low level of education, lower income, higher age, obesity, habit of taking restaurant food, unwillingness in physical work or physical exercise, involvement in sedentary entertainment, etc. are the risk factors of prevalence of diabetes. Assuming these facts true for all social conditions, an attempt was made to verify the validity of these hypotheses among adult population of Bangladesh. The study was conducted on 785 adult members of age 18 years and above.

Among the respondents the percentages of urban, Muslim and male adults were 86.6, 89.6 and 68.8, respectively. The prevalence rates of diabetes were similar among these 3 social groups. The prevalence rate was increasing with the increase in age. Low level of education, higher mobility in respect of profession and income were the responsible factors for the prevalence of diabetes. The other responsible variables for prevalence were level of obesity and marital status of the adults. The most responsible variable for the prevalence of diabetes was marital status followed by age, income and body mass index. This was noted from discriminant analysis.

Keywords: Prevalence of Diabetes; Socioeconomic Variables; Association between Prevalence of Diabetes and Socioeconomic Variables; Discriminant Analysis; Correlation Coefficient of Variable and Discriminant Function Score


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Citation: KC Bhuyan. “Socioeconomic Variables which Discriminate Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Adults in Bangladesh”. EC Diabetes and Metabolic Research 4.11 (2020): 47-55.

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