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Prevalence of diabetes in Zimbabwe: a systematic review with meta-analysis

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  • Mutsa Mutowo

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  • Usha Gowda

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  • John Mangwiro

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  • Paula Lorgelly

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  • Alice Owen

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  • Andre Renzaho

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Abstract

This study showed that the prevalence of diabetes in Zimbabwe has increased significantly over the past three decades. This poses serious challenges to the provision of care and prevention of disabling co-morbidities in an already disadvantaged healthcare setting. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2015

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  • Mutsa Mutowo & Usha Gowda & John Mangwiro & Paula Lorgelly & Alice Owen & Andre Renzaho, 2015. "Prevalence of diabetes in Zimbabwe: a systematic review with meta-analysis," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 60(1), pages 1-11, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:60:y:2015:i:1:p:1-11
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0626-y
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