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dc.contributor.authorAregbesola, Alex
dc.contributor.authorOnyeka, Ifeoma N
dc.contributor.authorOlubamwo, Olubunmi
dc.contributor.authorRonkainen, Kimmo
dc.contributor.authorTiihonen, Jari
dc.contributor.authorFöhr, Jaana
dc.contributor.authorKauhanen, Jussi
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-01T08:42:19Z
dc.date.available2018-06-01T08:42:19Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6676
dc.description.abstractBackground: Studies on diabetes among illicit drug users are scarce in Finland. This study aimed to describe hospitalization and death due to diabetes among treatment-seeking illicit drug users. Methods: Information of 4817 treatment-seeking drug users (3365 men and 1452 women) aged 11–65 years (mean 24.5 years) was linked to the Finnish national hospital discharge register and the national death registry to identify those clients who were hospitalized or died from diabetes mellitus during 1997–2013. Results: Fifty-three persons (42 men and 11 women) had primary diagnoses of diabetes, with a total of 146 hospitalizations (121 among men and 25 among women). The total length of stay among men (1183 days) far exceeded those of women (138 days). Overall, type 1 diabetes was the main contributor to hospitalizations (67%, n = 98/146). The proportion of Type 1 diabetes with complications was 31% in men (n = 37/121) and 44% in women (n = 11/25). All cases of deaths due to diabetes (n = 7) occurred in men. Conclusion: Diabetes hospitalizations were mainly due to Type 1 diabetes. Longer length of hospital stay was observed in men, and all diabetes deaths occurred among men. Male drug users and drug users in general would require more support to reduce morbidity and mortality due to diabetes.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSAGE Open Medicine
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2050312118768164
dc.rightsCC BY-NC http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectdiabetes mellitus
dc.subjecthospitalizations
dc.subjectdeaths
dc.subjectsubstance abuse
dc.subjectregister linkage
dc.subjectcohort study
dc.subjectepidemiology
dc.titleDiabetes hospitalizations and deaths in a cohort of treatment-seeking illicit drug users
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine / Public Health
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine / Clinical Medicine
uef.solecris.id54804436en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.1177/2050312118768164
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2050-3121
dc.relation.volume[Epub ahead of print 1 May 2018]
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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