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Table 3 Distribution of diabetes cases* according to categories of sex and age, baseline of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil), n = 15102, 2008-2010

From: High prevalence of diabetes and intermediate hyperglycemia – The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)

  Previously diagnosed Previously undiagnosed Percent undiagnosed
  Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total
Age Strata n % n % % n % n % % % % %
35-44 60 3.8 39 2.2 3.0 90 5.8 51 2.9 4.2 60.4 56.9 58.3
45-54 236 8.8 202 6.2 7.4 316 11.8 251 7.7 9.6 57.3 55.4 56.5
55-64 315 17.0 289 12.2 14.3 291 15.7 270 11.4 13.3 48.0 48.3 48.2
65-74 169 21.5 163 20.3 20.9 126 16.0 102 12.7 14.3 42.7 38.5 40.6
Total 780 11.3 693 8.4 9.8 823 12.0 674 8.2 9.9 51.5 49.4 50.4
  1. *considering a self-reported diagnosis, use of medication, or a full accounting of glucose abnormalities (Definition 1a in Table 1).