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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3978
Published online: 24 September 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3978-3984
Antoaneta TsvetkovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Silvia MihaylovaORCID logo,
Medical College, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Objective: The impact of socio-economic factors on the increased incidence of chronic diseases requires changes in the policy of health authorities. In view of that, the study tried to investigate the role and consequences of those factors on T2DM and thus contribute to future development of comprehensive programmes for screening, diagnostics and treatment. 
Methods and materials: Forecasting the incidence rates of diabetes on a national and regional scale using regression analysis of results from municipal programs between 2015 and 2019 in Varna. The following models were studied: linear, cubic, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, power, growth and inversion. Data processing and analysis were performed with the software set SPSS Statistics and graphical analysis with Microsoft Excel.
Results: A constant rise in the number of diabetes cases was identified. At national level, mortality among females was higher than mortality in males, while at local level (Varna), such correlation was not established. Costs for the studied groups steadily increased during the studied period. Healthcare services for people with diabetes mellitus cost 2.5 times more than that of people without diabetes of the same age group.

Keywords: diabetes mellitus, antidiabetic agents, trends, NHIF, age, gender,

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Please cite this article as: Tsvetkova A, Mihaylova S. Social and economic aspects of the increasing incidence of diabetes in Varna and Bulgaria. J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3978-3984.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3978

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Antoaneta Tsvetkova, Medical College, Medical University – Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel str., Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: antoaneta.tsvetkova11@gmail.com

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Received: 16 February 2021
Published online: 24 September 2021

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