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Indian Council of Medical Research India Diabetes Study (ICMR-INDIAB) 2008-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Phase I
India (IND)
Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2008 - 04/2010
Series or system 
Indian Council of Medical Research India Diabetes Study (ICMR-INDIAB)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to assess the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes within the population of India. This was known as the first phase and the study took place in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Jharkhand, as well as the territory of Chandigarh. The target subject was persons ages 20 years or older.

The data were collected through interviews, anthropometric measurements, and blood samples. The interviews collected sociodemographic data from the subjects. The anthropometric measurements taken were height, weight, waist, and blood pressure. The blood samples were checked for fasting blood glucose and fasting capillary glucose.

The survey collected data from 14,277 subjects. Of these, 13,055 provided blood samples.

A final report may be available online from the Indian Council of Medical Research.