Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes among 105 180 asylum seekers in the Netherlands

Charles Agyemang, Simone Goosen, Kenneth Anujuo, Gbenga Ogedegbe

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Background: Several reports have demonstrated a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) mainly in combat veterans. The relationship between PTSD and T2DM has not been evaluated among vulnerable migrant populations. The main objective of this study was therefore to assess the relationship between PTSD and T2DM among asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Methods: Analysis of a national electronic database of the Dutch Community Health Services for Asylum seekers aged 18 years (N=105180). Results: Asylum seekers with PTSD had a higher prevalence of T2DM compared with those without PTSD. The age-adjusted prevalence ratios (APR) were 1.40 (95 CI, 1.12-1.76) in men and 1.22 (95 CI, 0.95-1.56) in women compared with individuals without PTSD, respectively. There was an interaction between PTSD and comorbid depression (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-662
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Netherlands
Community Health Services
Veterans
Vulnerable Populations
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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Depression

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Relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and diabetes among 105 180 asylum seekers in the Netherlands. / Agyemang, Charles; Goosen, Simone; Anujuo, Kenneth; Ogedegbe, Gbenga.

In: European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 22, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 658-662.

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