Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands: a cross-sectional study

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Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands : a cross-sectional study. / Honnudottir, Var; Hansen, Louise; Veyhe, Anna Sofia; Andersen, Ingelise; Weihe, Pal; Strom, Marin; Mohr, Magni.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Honnudottir, V, Hansen, L, Veyhe, AS, Andersen, I, Weihe, P, Strom, M & Mohr, M 2021, 'Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands: a cross-sectional study', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211013267

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Honnudottir, V., Hansen, L., Veyhe, A. S., Andersen, I., Weihe, P., Strom, M., & Mohr, M. (2021). Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands: a cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211013267

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Honnudottir V, Hansen L, Veyhe AS, Andersen I, Weihe P, Strom M o.a. Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands: a cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948211013267

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Honnudottir, Var ; Hansen, Louise ; Veyhe, Anna Sofia ; Andersen, Ingelise ; Weihe, Pal ; Strom, Marin ; Mohr, Magni. / Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands : a cross-sectional study. I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2021.

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title = "Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands: a cross-sectional study",
abstract = "Aims: The Faroe Islands is considered a homogeneous society and has a low Gini coefficient, but the knowledge about the social distribution of health and disease is sparse. In a large population-based sample we investigated: (a) the association between socioeconomic position defined by level of education and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus by self-report in the Faroe Islands; and (b) to what degree lifestyle factors mediate the association. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from the population-based Public Health Survey Faroes 2015 (n=1095). We present odds ratios for type 2 diabetes mellitus by socioeconomic position from logistic regression models. In our main model we adjusted for potential confounders and in a secondary model we additionally adjusted for potential mediating lifestyle factors. Results: Individuals with middle and low levels of education display higher odds ratios of type 2 diabetes mellitus of 2.80 (95% confidence interval 1.32-5.92) and 4.65 (95% confidence interval 1.93-11.17) in adjusted analysis, respectively, compared to their counterparts with high education. After adjustment for potentially mediating lifestyle factors the estimates were attenuated slightly, but a significant statistical association remained, with lifestyle-related mediating factors in total explaining 21% for middle education and 34% for low education participants. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that there may be a social gradient in the distribution of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands, and that the association is partly mediated by lifestyle factors.",
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T1 - Social inequality in type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands

T2 - a cross-sectional study

AU - Honnudottir, Var

AU - Hansen, Louise

AU - Veyhe, Anna Sofia

AU - Andersen, Ingelise

AU - Weihe, Pal

AU - Strom, Marin

AU - Mohr, Magni

PY - 2021

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N2 - Aims: The Faroe Islands is considered a homogeneous society and has a low Gini coefficient, but the knowledge about the social distribution of health and disease is sparse. In a large population-based sample we investigated: (a) the association between socioeconomic position defined by level of education and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus by self-report in the Faroe Islands; and (b) to what degree lifestyle factors mediate the association. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from the population-based Public Health Survey Faroes 2015 (n=1095). We present odds ratios for type 2 diabetes mellitus by socioeconomic position from logistic regression models. In our main model we adjusted for potential confounders and in a secondary model we additionally adjusted for potential mediating lifestyle factors. Results: Individuals with middle and low levels of education display higher odds ratios of type 2 diabetes mellitus of 2.80 (95% confidence interval 1.32-5.92) and 4.65 (95% confidence interval 1.93-11.17) in adjusted analysis, respectively, compared to their counterparts with high education. After adjustment for potentially mediating lifestyle factors the estimates were attenuated slightly, but a significant statistical association remained, with lifestyle-related mediating factors in total explaining 21% for middle education and 34% for low education participants. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that there may be a social gradient in the distribution of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands, and that the association is partly mediated by lifestyle factors.

AB - Aims: The Faroe Islands is considered a homogeneous society and has a low Gini coefficient, but the knowledge about the social distribution of health and disease is sparse. In a large population-based sample we investigated: (a) the association between socioeconomic position defined by level of education and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus by self-report in the Faroe Islands; and (b) to what degree lifestyle factors mediate the association. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from the population-based Public Health Survey Faroes 2015 (n=1095). We present odds ratios for type 2 diabetes mellitus by socioeconomic position from logistic regression models. In our main model we adjusted for potential confounders and in a secondary model we additionally adjusted for potential mediating lifestyle factors. Results: Individuals with middle and low levels of education display higher odds ratios of type 2 diabetes mellitus of 2.80 (95% confidence interval 1.32-5.92) and 4.65 (95% confidence interval 1.93-11.17) in adjusted analysis, respectively, compared to their counterparts with high education. After adjustment for potentially mediating lifestyle factors the estimates were attenuated slightly, but a significant statistical association remained, with lifestyle-related mediating factors in total explaining 21% for middle education and 34% for low education participants. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that there may be a social gradient in the distribution of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Faroe Islands, and that the association is partly mediated by lifestyle factors.

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