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JAMA: Chinese adults with diabetes lose nine years of life

Jan 17, 2017 4:00 PM

In China, people with diabetes diagnosed in middle age lose, on average, nine years of life, according to new research published in the January 17 issue of JAMA. This is mainly due to inadequate treatment, particularly in rural areas.

Adverse consequences of uncontrolled hypertension in China

Mar 14, 2016 12:00 AM

A CKB report, published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that about one-third of Chinese adults have hypertension (ie, high blood pressure levels), but <5% of them had their blood pressure properly controlled, causing substantial burden of premature deaths.

Health record COPD diagnoses of good quality.

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Report published in the International Journal of COPD concludes that COPD diagnoses obtained from electronic health records in China are of good quality and suitable for large population-based studies and do not warrant systematic adjudication of all the reported cases.

Smoking set to kill one in three young men in China

Oct 9, 2015 12:01 AM

Two-thirds of the young men in China start to smoke, mostly before age 20. Results of a CKB led study published in The Lancet show that around half of those who start smoking cigarettes as young men will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless they stop permanently.