Vascular disease in younger-onset diabetes: comparison of European, Asian and American Indian cohorts of the WHO multinational study of vascular disease in diabetes
This study compared the incidence of vascular disease in subjects with younger-onset diabetes from different ethnic groups.
The incidence of vascular disease end-points has been studied in a sub-group (n = 994) of participants of the World Health Organization Multinational Study of Vascular Disease in Diabetes (WHO MSVDD) who had younger-onset diabetes (diagnosed before the age of 30 years). The study participants have been divided into European (n = 631), Asian (n = 84) and American Indian (n = 91) cohorts.
For Type I (insulin-dependent) and Type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus, American Indian men had a higher incidence of lower-extremity amputation and renal failure than the other cohorts, whereas European women had a higher incidence of angina than other cohorts. American Indians also had a higher incidence of any retinopathy, clinical proteinuria and albuminuria than the European and Asian cohorts.
This study confirms the high burden of large and small-vessel disease complications manifest in American Indian people with younger-onset diabetes. [Diabetologia (2001) 44 [Suppl 2]: S 78–S 81]
- Vascular disease in younger-onset diabetes: comparison of European, Asian and American Indian cohorts of the WHO multinational study of vascular disease in diabetes
Volume 44, Issue 2 Supplement, pp S78-S81
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- Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus
- Type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus
- Ethnic differences
- Cardiovascular disease
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- A1. Centre for American Indian Health Research and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, Oklahoma City, USA
- A2. NIDDK, Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- A3. Unit for Metabolic Medicine, Guy's Hospital, London, UK