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Incidence of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at the health post of the Parroquia Tres Cerritos in adults. Period august 2019 – august 2022

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Axel Gandhi Urgiles Ruiz ,
Axel Gandhi Urgiles Ruiz

Univedad Católica de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Wilson Adrian Huailas Suquilanda ,
Wilson Adrian Huailas Suquilanda

Univedad Católica de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Hermel Medardo Espinoza Espinoza ,
Hermel Medardo Espinoza Espinoza

Univedad Católica de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador

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Zoila Katherine Salazar Torres ,
Zoila Katherine Salazar Torres

Ministerio de Salud Pública, Centro de Salud 3 Cerritos. Pasaje, Ecuador

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Abstract

Background: Diabetes is a major global health problem, with an estimated 537 million adults living with diabetes in 2021, with a projected increase to 783 million by 2045 (1).
Aim: To determine the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in adults at the Tres Cerritos Parish Health Post. Period August 2019 – August 2022.
Methods: It is an observational cross-sectional study, with a sample of 46 adults of both sexes, for the collection of sociodemographic information on the population with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the PRAS (HEALTH CARE RECORD PLATFORM) was used. For the statistical analysis, the Epi Info program and Excel were used.
Results: Based on the PRAS, it was determined that the patients treated at the Tres Cerritos Health Post diagnosed by the doctor with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, had an incidence of 17 x 1000 Inhabitants, that is, 0.17% over a period of 4 years. in a significant number they belong to the female sex, more frequently they are those who fluctuate between 24 to 54 years of age, 41.30% of the total of the patients investigated presented Diabetes Mellitus type 2 as the only diagnosis, 19.56% Diabetes Mellitus type 2 + Obesity and 10.87% Diabetes Mellitus type 2 + Arterial Hypertension; These last two risk factors being the most important in the evolution of this pathology.

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Urgiles Ruiz AG, Huailas Suquilanda WA, Espinoza Espinoza HM, Salazar Torres ZK. Incidence of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at the health post of the Parroquia Tres Cerritos in adults. Period august 2019 – august 2022. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 22 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];3:358. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/358

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