Report: Mild Global Disability and Risk Burden Among Nigerian Population

Researchers looking to assess the prevalence of global disability among Nigerians living with type 2 diabetes conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 162 patients with type 2 diabetes who were attending a tertiary health facility where global disability measure and function were assessed. The researchers reported a global disability score of 22.1 among study participants. About 25% had mild disability, and elevated glycosylated hemoglobin, fasting blood glucose, systolic blood pressure, age, disease duration and marital status were all predictors of disability. Married participants were more likely to be disabled. “There is mild to moderate burden and risk of global disability among Nigerian living with type 2 diabetes mellitus,” the researchers concluded. “Age, DM duration, marital status, fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin and systolic hypertension significantly predicted disability.