Diabetes and obesity more common in socioeconomically deprived regions
Living in a socioeconomically deprived region is a risk factor for being affected by diabetes mellitus and obesity. This holds true regardless of the individual social status of the inhabitants. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the the Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring at the Robert Koch Institute and the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The group of authors evaluated data from more than 33,000 people aged 30 years or more who participated in the RKI's German telephone health interview surveys "German Health Update(GEDA)" in 2009 and 2010.
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