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Non-communicable diseases among Orang Asli of Kampung Ulu Tual

Shalihin, Mohd Shaiful Ehsan and Mohamad, S and Mustapha, S and Nabli, S and Athirah, N and Mamat, A and Mardhiah, A and Athirah, A and Mohamad, D and Anesha, Y and Aiman, A and Hasif, A and Fuad, M and Sabirin, Mohamad Sukri and Osman, Ariff (2019) Non-communicable diseases among Orang Asli of Kampung Ulu Tual. Journal of Family Medicine Forecast, 2 (3). pp. 1-3. E-ISSN 2643-7864

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Introduction: Non communicable disease is increasing in trend and becoming one of significant major global problem that involves all strata of population including the aborigines. In fact, the prevalence might be higher in this population due to lack of access for regular screening and different sociodemographic background including tendency to migrate in different areas. Methodology: This study aims to identify the prevalence of non-communicable diseases among adult population of Orang Asli in the remote area of Pahang. A cross sectional study was conducted on 20th April 2019 during community service in Kampung Ulu Tual, whereby communicable diseases had been screened. SPSS version 23 is used for statistical analysis. Associations between variables were measured. Results: Prevalence of overweight/obesity is 36.6%, hypertension is 3.3% and abnormal blood sugar is 53.3%. There is no statistical significant association between prevalence of the non-communicable diseases across age and gender. Discussion: The prevalence of overweight/obesity among Orang Asli in this region is almost similar in our national prevalence with more than half of them are prone to develop diabetes. This study proved a linear relationship between overweight/obesity, abdominal obesity and diabetes. Conclusion: These results highlight the need for urgent interventions to reduce and prevent risk factors of non-communicable diseases even in rural area of Pahang

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6934/76958
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-communicable diseases,Orang Asli, Kampung Ulu Tual
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2019 15:38
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2019 15:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76958

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