Bacteriuria in Black diabetics

S Afr Med J. 1977 Mar 19;51(12):374-6.


Urine of 198 diabetics and 147 non-diabetics was examined for bacteriuria by means of the Uricult dip slide method. Prevalence of bacteriuria in diabetics (18,7%) was significantly higher than in the control group (7,6%). This increased prevalence in diabetics was due primarily to an exceedingly high prevalence in diabetic women (27%). There was no relation between bacteriuria and age, duration of diabetes, treatment for diabetes, quality of control of diabetes, symptoms of urinary tract infection or hypertension.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans*
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Age Factors
  • Bacteriuria / complications*
  • Bacteriuria / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • South Africa
  • Urinary Tract Infections / complications