Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Tuzla Canton in the 0 to 14 Years Age Group [Article in Bosnian]

Husref Tahirović, Alma Toromanović, Dubravka Bačaj, Evlijana Hasanović


The aim of the study was to determine the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus in the 0 to 14 years age group on the territory of the Tuzla Canton. Primary case identification was based on the data from the local register of Type 1 diabetes, which is held at Department of pediatrics, University Clinical Center in Tuzla. Secondary independent sources were data from 13 public health centers in the Tuzla Canton. The ascertainment was based on the capture-recapture method and was estimated to be 100%. Medical records of the children with diabetes were retrospectively reviewed. In the Tuzla Canton the prevalence of the disease on December 31st of 2005 was 0.56 per 1000. The prevalence was the highest in Čelić (1.43) and Tuzla (1.01), and the lowest (0.13) in Srebrenik. A prevalence higher than average (0.56) was found in Čelić (1.43), Tuzla (1.01), Kalesija (0.84) and Lukavac (0.66). The highest number of patients was diagnosed in January, March, October and December and the lowest in May and June. According to age the highest incidence was found at ages 10 and 12. The mean yearly incidence in the period 2001 - 2005 was 10.5 per 100 000. In conclusion, the results of our research provide means for adequate consideration of epidemiological indicators of type 1 diabetes in children in the Tuzla Canton, which may be useful for planning preventive, organizational, and therapeutic programs in pediatric health care in the Tuzla Canton


Type 1 diabetes; Child; Epidemiology

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.