Diabetes diagnosis and care in sub-Saharan Africa: pooled analysis of individual data from 12 countries

SOURCE: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Manne-Goehler, R.Atun, A.Stokes, A.Goehler, D.Houinato, C.Houehanou, M.M.S.Hambou, B.L.Mbenza, E.Sobngwi, N.Balde, J.K.Mwangi, G.Gathecha, P.W.Ngugi, C.S.Wesseh, A.Damasceno, N.Lunet, P.Bovet, D.Labadarios, K.Zuma, M.Mayige, G.Kagaruki, K.Ramaiya, K.Agoudavi, D.Guwatudde, S.K.Bahendeka, G.Mutungi, P.Geldsetzer, N.S.Levitt, J.A.Salomon, J.S.Yudkin, S.Vollmer, T.Barnighausen
KEYWORDS: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9435

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Abstract

Despite widespread recognition that the burden of diabetes is rapidly growing in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, nationally representative estimates of unmet need for diabetes diagnosis and care are in short supply for the region. We use national population-based survey data to quantify diabetes prevalence and met and unmet need for diabetes diagnosis and care in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We further estimate demographic and economic gradients of met need for diabetes diagnosis and care. The authors did a pooled analysis of individual-level data from nationally representative population-based surveys that met the following inclusion criteria: the data were collected during 2005-15; the data were made available at the individual level; a biomarker for diabetes was available in the dataset; and the dataset included information on use of core health services for diabetes diagnosis and care.