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December 08, 2017 00:31 AM

14.8 Per Cent Of Pahang's Population Suffers From Diabetes

KUANTAN, Dec 7 (Bernama) --About 14.8 per cent or 147,676 out of 1.5 million people in Pahang have been diagnosed with diabetes, says state health, human resources and special tasks committee chairman, DatukNorolAzaliSulaiman.

He saidthis year alone, 7,344 new patients were diagnosed with the disease.

"Checks on current data haverevealed there are 44,214 patientscurrently receiving treatment at outpatient departments at all state health facilities.

"Of the total, there are 26 patients aged 18 and below, while 1,867 are in the 18 to 39-year age bracket, with the rest aged 40 and above," he told Bernama when contacted heretoday.



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