Trends in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in childhood

World Health Stat Q. 1988;41(3-4):179-89.


The results of this international collaboration emphasize the importance of population-based incidence registries which, similarly to cancer research, became an indispensable tool in etiological investigation and health-delivery planning in the area of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Future collaboration within the DERI project will help to monitor the geographical and temporal variability of IDDM incidence. This collaborative effort may provide a frame for more detailed international studies of etiology and natural history of the disease, as well as for evaluation of the costs of IDDM and future prevention programmes.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / epidemiology*
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pacific Islands
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors