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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Only 31% of Pakistanis have had a test done for blood sugar/diabetes. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN.

Islamabad, Jun 19, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Only 31% of Pakistanis have had a test done for blood sugar/diabetes.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Have you ever had a test done for checking blood sugar/diabetes?” Responding to this, 31% said yes and 64% said no. However, 5% did not give a response.

Comparing between age groups shows that more elders (50 years and older) (51%) have gotten tests done for blood sugar/diabetes than middle aged respondents (30-50 years old) (33%) and youth (under 30) (26%).


Question: “Have you ever had a test done for checking blood sugar/diabetes?” 


Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2650 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during May 20, 2013 – May 27, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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