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Diabetes Prevalence in Developing Countries

EasyChair Preprint no. 9513

5 pagesDate: January 3, 2023


Prevalence of diabetes has been highlighted as being very fast paced, especially in the developing countries. In many countries it has been considered as the main cause of death. According to the 10th edition of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 537 million people are living with diabetes, and it has been responsible for 6.7 million deaths in 2021 alone, which is 1 person every 5 second. The main health related causes underlined for the rise in diabetes prevalence include factors such as overweight, obesity, insufficient physical activity, hypertension, and unavailability of efficient health services in a country. Many other factors falling under the umbrella of socio-economic factors also play a role of equal importance in diabetes prevalence. However, for the purpose of our paper, we would be focusing upon health and lifestyle related variables along with a few expenditure variables to know that impact upon diabetes for expenditure upon health care in a country. Statistical analysis upon the data of 7 countries from the year 2006-2016 would be performed to analyze the impact of independent variables upon our model dependent variable of ‘Prevalence of diabetes’. The independent variables used are continuous in nature. The paper doesn’t rely upon simple OLS regression, rather Fixed-Effects (FE) regression model was used to control time and country fixed effects. As the research undertaken was secondary in nature, the paper had to rely upon complete data available which was not the case for every variable that should be included for better results, hence our analysis does have some limitations.

Keyphrases: Diabetes, fixed effect model, health services, Obesity, Overweight, socio-economic

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Tahir Farooq and Zohaib Sohail},
  title = {Diabetes Prevalence in Developing Countries},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9513},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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