The qualitative research in Johannesburg unveils the drivers underlying diabetes in the city. The research will facilitate a deeper understanding of how the sociocultural drivers of diabetes play out in a diverse and rapidly growing city.
The data collection phase for the quantitative research in Johannesburg was performed during August and September 2016. Results were presented on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2016
The research is performed by School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, led by Dr. Debashis Basu.
Read more about the research and results in Urban Diabetes – Understanding the challenges and opportunities.
Questionnaires and blood samples were conducted among a representative sample of 2,600 adults visiting 14 clinics (primary health centres and community health centres) in Johannesburg. Retired nurses have been trained in the data collection procedure and every tenth adult entering the clinic was selected and asked to participate.
Individual viewpoints on vulnerability to type 2 diabetes will be collected in 2017.