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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 809-811

Incidence of endocrine disorders in Indian adult male population


1 Department of Endocrinology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi, India

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K. V. S. Hari Kumar
Department of Endocrinology, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi - 110 010
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.219335

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Background: The comprehensive epidemiology of endocrine disorders is lacking from our country. Most of the available data pertain to the prevalence of diabetes and thyroid disorders only. We studied the incidence of endocrine disorders in a cohort of service personnel followed for a long duration. Materials and Methods: The data for this descriptive epidemiologic study were derived from the electronic medical records of the male service personnel enrolled between 1990 and 2015. They were recruited between the ages of 17 and 20 years in good health, and their morbidity data were derived from the medical records. We calculated the incidence rates as per person-years (py) using appropriate statistical methods. Results: Our analysis includes 51,217 participants (median: age 33 years, range: 17–54) with a mean follow-up of 12.5 years. Yearly evaluation of the data gave a cumulative follow-up duration of 613,925 py. The incidence of diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia was 0.41, 0.23, and 0.12 per 1000 py, respectively. The incidence of thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and metabolic bone disorders was 3.9, 8.6, 1.6, 0.81, and 0.97 per 100,000 py, respectively. Conclusion: Our cohort had lower incidence rates of endocrine disorders when compared with the Western population. Long-term epidemiological studies are essential to identify the demographic trends of the endocrine disorders in India.


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