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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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TIRADO, Alberto Guevara. Correlation of total body water with age in patients with and without type-2 diabetes in the Peruvian population. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2023, vol.5, e5122.  Epub 13-Out-2023. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction. The decrease in body water is a physiologically natural process linked to the advancement of age; diabetes could increase this relationship. Objective. To analyze the degree of correlation between the percentage of total body water with age in adults with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Peruvian population. Material and Methods. Observational, analytical, retrospective and cross-sectional study. The data came from the national demographic survey of the year 2022. The population was 29,737 adults, of which 16,956 are women and 12,781. The sample was the total population surveyed. The variables were: type-2 diabetes mellitus, total body water (ACT), percentage of body water, sex, age. The tests used were Pearson's chi-square, Cramer's V and Spearman's correlation. Results: The percentage of adults with low percentage levels of total body water was more frequent in diabetics than in non-diabetics. In Cramer's V association test, statistically significant associations were found, which were of a greater effect in men than in women with and without diabetes. In diabetic men, age and ACT correlated moderately and negatively (Rho=-0.601), in non-diabetics, it correlated low and negatively (Rho=-0.237). In diabetic women, the correlation is low and negative (Rho=-0.308), while in non-diabetics it is very low (Rho=-0.056). Conclusions. There is a greater negative correlation between age and total body water in diabetics than in non-diabetics of both sexes.

Palavras-chave : body water; diabetes mellitus, type 2; correlation of data; aging; Peru.

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