Diabetes risk score among young adult students
Background: Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease which is growing at worrying rate in developing country like Nepal. . It is prevalent in children, adolescent and young adults due to increase in risk factors such as over feeding, physical inactivity, obesity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess diabetes risk score among young individuals.
Methods: Across sectional study was conducted among students of age group (18 to 25 years) studying at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences and Central Institute of Science and Technology. All the socio-demographic data, anthropometric measurements, lifestyle and dietary habits were recorded by using standard questionnaire. Fasting plasma glucose and lipid profile were estimated by using standard manufacturer’s guideline. The Diabetes risk score was calculated by The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC tool). Association between cardio-metabolic risk factors and diabetes risk score was established by ANOVA test.