The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in the population of Zagreb, Croatia, during 1988-1992.
A centralized diabetes registry was the primary source of data, while secondary sources were used to assess ascertainment.
A total of 282 new cases of IDDM were diagnosed in the study period, the primary and secondary sources identifying annually 93-100% of the cases.
The annual incidence rate ranged from 5.6 per 100,000 to 6.6 per 100,000.
Early fatality in persons older than 50 years was the major cause of underascertainment.
The incidence peaked in the 10-14 years age group (12.4 per 100,000), and remained stable after age 24 years.
Males had a significantly higher incidence in the 5-9 and 24-44 years age groups.
In the 45-54 years age group, females had a significantly higher incidence.
No seasonality was observed.
Despite the war conditions in Croatia, the low overall IDDM incidence rates did not change significantly during the study period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète insulinodépendant, Incidence, Homme, Croatie, Epidémiologie, Guerre, Endocrinopathie, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Insulin dependent diabetes, Incidence, Human, Croatia, Epidemiology, War, Endocrinopathy, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0260525
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.