TABLE I

prevalences of diabetes and abnormal glucose tolerance according to age group and category of birth weight in 1179 pima indians at last biennial examination

No (%) within birth weight groups (g)
age group(years)<25002500-34993500-4499>=4500
Plasma glucose concentration at two hours >=11.1 mmol/l
20-243/25 (12.0)18/272 (6.6)10/173 (5.8)3/12 (25.0)
25-293/10 (30.0)27/162 (16.7)20/129 (15.5)3/11 (27.3)
30-343/6 (50.0)35/145 (24.1)26/95 (27.4)3/7 (42.9)
35-393/5 (60.0)32/82 (39.0)20/43 (46.5)1/2 (50.0)
total12/46 (26.1)112/661 (16.9)76/440 (17.3)10/32 (31.3)
Plasma glucose concentration at two hours >=7.8 mmol/l
20-247/25 (28.5)45/272 (16.5)24/173 (13.9)5/12 (41.7)
25-293/10 (30.0)56/162 (34.6)34/129 (26.4)3/11 (27.3)
30-345/6 (83.3)58/145 (40.0)46/95 (48.4)3/7 (42.9)
35-394/5 (80.0)46/82 (56.1)29/43 (67.4)1/2 (50.0)
total19/46 (41.3)205/661 (31.0)133/440 (30.2)12/32 (37.5)