Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Ethiopian immigrants

A. Rubinstein, E. Graf, E. Landau, L. H. Reisin, U. Goldbourt

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The prevalence of diabetes mellitus among 445 new immigrant Ethiopian Jews was studied immediately after their arrival to Israel, and found to be 0.4%. This low prevalence could be attributed to their long trek accompanied by severe malnutrition which caused death to the old, weak and sick, leaving a selectively young and healthy population group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-254
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethiopian immigrants
  • blood glucose
  • diabetes mellitus


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