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Thursday, December 26, 2013

37% Pakistanis have had their blood sugar checked, at least once in their lifetime, by a doctor or a nurse. Of these individuals, 45% have been told, in the past one year, that their blood sugar is high. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Dec, 26 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% Pakistanis have had their blood sugar checked, at least once in their lifetime, by a doctor or a nurse. Of these individuals, 45% have been told, in the past one year, that their blood sugar is high.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Have you ever gotten your blood sugar level/diabetes checked by a doctor or at a laboratory?” Responding to this, 37% replied in the affirmative while 51% said no. 12% did not respond.



Question: “Have you ever gotten your blood sugar level/diabetes checked by a doctor or at a laboratory?”


Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
The individuals who responded positively were further asked: “In the past one year, has any doctor told you that your blood sugar level is high or that you have diabetes?” In response, 45% were told that their blood sugar was high or that they had diabetes while 54% were not told so. 1% did not respond. 


Question: “In the past one year, has any doctor told you that your blood sugar level is high or that you have 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 2556 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 04, 2013 – Nov 11, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. 

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