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Current Diabetes Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3998
ISSN (Online): 1875-6417

Predictive Factors of follow-up Non-attendance and Mortality Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus- an Analysis of the Malaysian Diabetes Registry 2009

Author(s): Boon-How Chew, Ping-Yein Lee, Sazlina Shariff-Ghazali, Ai-Theng Cheong, Mastura Ismail and Sri-Wahyu Taher

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2015

Page: [122 - 131] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573399811666150115105206

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This study examined the factors associated with follow-up non-attendance (FUNA) and mortality among the adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Data on 57780 T2DM patients from the 2009 diabetes registry were analyzed using multinomial logistic mixed model. Out of 57780 patients, 3140 (5.4%) were lost to follow-up and 203 (0.4%) patients had died. Compared with patients who were under active follow-up, men (OR 1.37), neither on insulin (OR 1.72), nor on antiplatelet agents (OR 1.47), having higher HbA1c (OR 1.15), higher LDL-C (OR 1.18) and complications (OR 1.33) were associated with FUNA. Older age (OR 1.09) and higher LDL-C (OR 2.27) have higher mortality. Across the four different health facilities, medication use (insulin and anti-platelet agents) to achieve better disease control in the younger age when diabetes complication is absent would not cause FUNA and might reduce mortality.

Keywords: Lost to follow-up, mortality determinants, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hospital outpatient clinics, primary health care, registries.

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