China's Health Care Plan

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Center for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) are agencies focused on the prevention, treatment, education, and research for chronic health disease. These agencies are financially assisted by the federal government, have multiple subdivisions and encourage ongoing research to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes. A recent published peer reviewed article concerning diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in China (Chinese adults) reports the varied statistics and methods. The study uses a quantitative and qualitative approach to determine a conclusion to the investigative topic. Globally in developing and developed countries, obesity and diabetes has increased substantially in the past decade, warranting investigation to determine causation, and treatment for the chronic disease (Wang Y, 2007). Socio and economic prosperity often seems to be a contributory factor as an indirect determinant to chronic diseases, with a lifestyle change to include change in dietary habits and sedentary physical routine. The past 20 years China has experienced such a change leading to a higher incidence of type- 2- diabetes and impaired fasting glucose (IFG). The research data collected with consent were from adults aged 20 years or older who participated in the China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002 (n = 47,729) (Liu, 2010). Diabetes and IFG are defined by the American Diabetes Association 2009 criteria. Statistical obesity comparisons were made to the World Health Organization (WHO). Additional consideration for obesity, diabetes and IFG was age, sex, region of residence, and ethnicity (Liu, 2010). The study determined and qualified regions were considered urban or rural by popu... ... middle of paper ... ...(2007). Is China facing an obesity epidemic and the consequences? The trends in obesity and chronic disease in China. Int J Obes (London) , 177-88. Reference Liu, S. W. (2010). Prevalence of Diabetes and Impaired Fasting Glucose in Chinese Adults, China National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002. Center for Disease Prevention and Control;Preventing Chronic Diseases- Public Health Research, Practice and Policy , 1-8. Turnock. Essentials of Public Health. Wang K, L. T. (1998). Study on the epidemiological characteristics of diabetes mellitus and IGT in China [in Chinese]. . Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi , 282-5. Wang Y, M. J. (2007). Is China facing an obesity epidemic and the consequences? The trends in obesity and chronic disease in China. Int J Obes (London) , 177-88.

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