To examine the association between ingested inorganic arsenic and prevalence of diabetes mellitus, in 1988, the authors studied 891 adults residing in villages in southern Taiwan where arseniasis is hyperendemic.
The status of diabetes mellitus was determined by an oral glucose tolerance test and a history of diabetes regularly treated with sulfonylurea or insulin.
The cumulative arsenic exposure in parts per million-years was calculated from the detailed history of residential addresses and duration of drinking artesian well water obtained through standardized interviews based on a structured questionnaire and the arsenic concentration in well water.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arsenic, Métal, Polluant, Puits artésien, Eau, Toxicité, Diabète, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Milieu rural, Taiwan, Asie, Hygiène, Endocrinopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arsenic, Metal, Pollutant, Artesian wells, Water, Toxicity, Diabetes mellitus, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Rural environment, Taiwan, Asia, Hygiene, Endocrinopathy
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