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LIVING CONDITIONS AND HEALTH OF KAINGANG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

Júnior Cesar de Souza Benedito, Sonia Silva Marcon, Arthur de Almeida Medeiros, Adriane Pires Batiston, Maria do Carmo Lourenço Haddad, Elen Ferraz Teston

Resumo


Objective: To analyze the living conditions and health of Kaingang indigenous people with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Method: A cross-sectional study carried out through interviews and consultation of medical records with indigenous people of the Kaingang ethnic group living in an indigenous land in the northern region of Paraná-Brazil.  Student's t-test and the chi-square test were used to analyze the data.

Results: The average age of the 45 participants was 56.3 ± 12.4 years. Most women were overweight, and their waist circumference was higher than the risk indicator. The average glycated hemoglobin was 9.6 ± 2.7%, and venous glycemia was 189.1 ± 95.3 mg/dL.

Conclusion: analyzing the living conditions and health of Kaingang indigenous people provides information for planning early screening, prevention, and monitoring of chronic conditions in the indigenous population.


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Diabetes Mellitus; Indigenous Peoples; Anthropometry; Sedentary Behavior.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v29i0.94963