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Evaluation of a new diabetes screening method at the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service

McAullay, Daniel; Sibthorpe, Beverly; Knuiman, Matthew


Background and objectives: Diabetes is a major health problem for the Aboriginal population of Australia. Early detection is a key strategy to reduce the burden of diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the acceptability, sensitivity and specificity, effectiveness and cost of a new method of screening for diabetes at Derbarl Yerrigan, the Aboriginal health service in Perth. Methods: Between January and May 1999, all clients over the age of 30 years and not known to have diabetes were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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