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Obesity and diabetes mellitus association in rural community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort study results

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Background: Factual data exploring the relationship between obesity and diabetes mellitus prevalence from rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa remain scattered and are unreliable. To address this scarceness, this work reports population study data describing the relationship between the obesity and the diabetes mellitus in the general population of the rural area of Katana (South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Methods: A cohort of three thousand, nine hundred, and sixty-two (3962) adults (>15 years old) were followed between 2012 and 2015 (or 4105 person-years during the observation period), and data were collected using the locally adjusted World Health Organization's (WHO) STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) methodology. The hazard ratio for progression of obesity was calculated. The association between diabetes mellitus and obesity was analyzed with logistic regression. Results: The diabetes mellitus prevalence was 2.8 % versus 3.5 % for obese participants and 7.2 % for those with metabolic syndrome, respectively. Within the diabetes group, 26.9 % had above-normal waist circumference and only 9.8 % were obese. During the median follow-up period of 2 years, the incidence of obesity was 535/100,000 person-years. During the follow-up, the prevalence of abdominal obesity significantly increased by 23 % (p < 0.0001), whereas the increased prevalence of general obesity (7.8 %) was not significant (p = 0.53). Finally, diabetes mellitus was independently associated with age, waist circumference, and blood pressure but not body mass index. Conclusion: This study confirms an association between diabetes mellitus and abdominal obesity but not with general obesity. On the other hand, the rapid increase in abdominal obesity prevalence in this rural area population within the follow-up period calls for the urgent promoting of preventive lifestyle measures.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Sub-Saharan Africa, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, PREVALENCE, HYPERTENSION, OVERWEIGHT, ADULTS

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Bianga Katchunga, Philippe, Cirhuza Justin Cikomola, Christian Tshongo, Arsene Baleke, David Kaishusha, Patrick Mirindi, Théodore Tamburhe, et al. 2016. “Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus Association in Rural Community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort Study Results.” Bmc Endocrine Disorders 16.
APA
Bianga Katchunga, P., Cikomola, C. J., Tshongo, C., Baleke, A., Kaishusha, D., Mirindi, P., Tamburhe, T., et al. (2016). Obesity and diabetes mellitus association in rural community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort study results. BMC ENDOCRINE DISORDERS, 16.
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Bianga Katchunga P, Cikomola CJ, Tshongo C, Baleke A, Kaishusha D, Mirindi P, et al. Obesity and diabetes mellitus association in rural community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort study results. BMC ENDOCRINE DISORDERS. 2016;16.
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Bianga Katchunga, Philippe, Cirhuza Justin Cikomola, Christian Tshongo, et al. “Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus Association in Rural Community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort Study Results.” BMC ENDOCRINE DISORDERS 16 (2016): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Background: Factual data exploring the relationship between obesity and diabetes mellitus prevalence from rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa remain scattered and are unreliable. To address this scarceness, this work reports population study data describing the relationship between the obesity and the diabetes mellitus in the general population of the rural area of Katana (South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). 
Methods: A cohort of three thousand, nine hundred, and sixty-two (3962) adults ({\textrangle}15 years old) were followed between 2012 and 2015 (or 4105 person-years during the observation period), and data were collected using the locally adjusted World Health Organization's (WHO) STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) methodology. The hazard ratio for progression of obesity was calculated. The association between diabetes mellitus and obesity was analyzed with logistic regression. 
Results: The diabetes mellitus prevalence was 2.8 \% versus 3.5 \% for obese participants and 7.2 \% for those with metabolic syndrome, respectively. Within the diabetes group, 26.9 \% had above-normal waist circumference and only 9.8 \% were obese. During the median follow-up period of 2 years, the incidence of obesity was 535/100,000 person-years. During the follow-up, the prevalence of abdominal obesity significantly increased by 23 \% (p {\textlangle} 0.0001), whereas the increased prevalence of general obesity (7.8 \%) was not significant (p = 0.53). Finally, diabetes mellitus was independently associated with age, waist circumference, and blood pressure but not body mass index. 
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  author       = {Bianga Katchunga, Philippe and Cikomola, Cirhuza Justin and Tshongo, Christian and Baleke, Arsene and Kaishusha, David and Mirindi, Patrick and Tamburhe, Th{\'e}odore and Kluyskens, Yves and Sadiki Kishabongo, Antoine and Bwanamudogo, Socrate and Kashongwe, Zacharie and Twagirumukiza, Marc},
  issn         = {1472-6823},
  journal      = {BMC ENDOCRINE DISORDERS},
  keyword      = {Democratic Republic of the Congo,Diabetes mellitus,Obesity,Sub-Saharan Africa,SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA,INSULIN-RESISTANCE,PREVALENCE,HYPERTENSION,OVERWEIGHT,ADULTS},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {7},
  title        = {Obesity and diabetes mellitus association in rural community of Katana, South Kivu, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo : Bukavu Observ Cohort study results},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12902-016-0143-5},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2016},
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