PUTRAJAYA: Nearly one in five Malaysian adults, or 18.3%, has diabetes, says the Health Ministry .
This is a spike from a 13.4% diabetes prevalence rate in 2015.When launching the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019, the Health Minister said non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes and their risk factors are on the rise."It was also found that more than 50% of adults in Malaysia were overweight or obese, and 95% of adults in Malaysia were not consuming the adequate intake of vegetables and fruits," he said in the ministry headquarters in Putrajaya on Friday (May 29).
(In the NHMS 2015, the prevalence of diabetes in the country was reported as 17.5%, before the measurement of the disease was changed in line with the World Health Organisation standards.)The highest prevalence rates were found in Negri Sembilan (33.2%), Perlis (32.6%) and Pahang (25.7%).
Dr Adham added that stunting among children under the age of five had increased to 21.8% in 2019 from 17.7% in 2015.He added that stunting among children was an area of concern for the Ministry, citing malnutrition as a cause for the problem.Health literacy and education among the public, he added, were lacking, with 35% of Malaysian adults found to have low health literacy.
The National Health and Morbidity Survey is conducted in cycles of four years, where the topic of the first year focuses on non-communicable diseases and demand of healthcare.The survey has more than 32,000 respondents from all states across Malaysia.
dah saman ke belum.. Joker appear now about diabetes Kalau minum air suam OK x? Nolah it's 500 Is that the only thing you know since becoming health minister ? no offence, but considering the past unfavourable circumstances and the nature of the proponent, extensive due diligence exercise is advisable.😉 Drink more air suam la apa lagi?
Did u tell them to drink more warm water? The worst is 10 in 10 Cabinet ministers are corrupt and useless! That’s ok minister... drink warm water 😁😁😁
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