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First: MOH annual reports, and surveillances programs:

Endocrinology and diabetic data are systematically collected from MOH hospitals. However they report the number of visits, not the number of cases. This information is available in hardcopies from the year 1996 to April 2005. Additionally, disaggregated data of various diseases are provided by health centers. The data, includes age, sex, and geographic location, is available at the following link from the years 1999 to 2003: http://www.moh.gov.jo/ic/phcEn.html

Moreover, data concerning pregnant women with diabetes (Gestational Diabetes) is available from the year 2003 to April 2005. Link (in English): http://www.moh.gov.jo/ic/jsp/t_num.jsp?rep=Prenatal_15&refP=PrenatalEn.html

Second: National Surveys: several national surveys used various methods to collected data related to diabetes

1.        The Jordan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance 2002: self-reporting; 28 questions were added to the Department of Statistics quarterly employment and unemployment survey, May 2002.

2.        Jordan Healthcare Utilization and expenditure survey 2000: Self-reporting; provide some data concerning chronic diseases including diabetes.

3.        The Jordanian Morbidity Study 1996: Self reporting and blood testing. Aggregated by age (35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+), income and education.

Third: Diabetes published studies:

1.        Ajlouni, K.; Jaddou, H.; Batieha, A., The performance of the revised criterion for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in Jordan. Annals of Saudi Medicine, Vol 20, No 2, 2000.

2.        Incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in Jordanian children aged 0-14 y during 1992-1996. Acta Paediatr Suppl. 1999 Jan;88(427):11-3.

3.        Ajlouni K., Jaddou H., Batieha A., Diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in Jordan: prevalence and associated risk factors. Journal of International Medicine, 1998 Oct;244(4):317-23

4.        Ammari F., Batieha A., Jaddou H., Okashi M., Ajlouni K., A natural history of impaired glucose tolerance in North Jordan, Practical Diabetes International, 1998;15:139-142.

5.        Khawaldeh A., Dabbas M., Abaddi M., Batieha A., Jaddou H., Ajlouni K., Prevalence of Diabetes and Abnomalities of carbohydrate metabolism in the Jordanian armed force male personnel. (June, July 1997). National Center for Diabetes Endocrine & Genetic Diseases. Link: http://www.ncd.org.jo/index1.html

6.        Ajlouni K., Qusous Y., Jaddou H., Batieha A., Ammari F., Zaheri M., Mashal M., Incidence of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in Jordanian children ages 0-14 during 1992-1996. National Center for Diabetes Endocrine & Genetic Diseases. Link: http://www.ncd.org.jo/index1.html

7.        Jarrah N., Ajlouni K., Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in children. National Center for Diabetes Endocrine & Genetics, Amman, Jordan. Link: http://www.ncd.org.jo/index1.html

Fourth: Studies related to diabetes complications:

1.        Al-Till M., Al-Bdour M., Ajlouni K., Prevalence of blindness and visual impairment among Jordanian diabetics. European Journal of Ophthalmology, 2005 Jan-Feb;15(1):62-8.

2.        Radaideh A., Nusier M., Amari F., Bateiha A., El-Khateeb M., Naser A., Ajlouni K., Thyroid dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Jordan. Saudi Medicine Journal, 2004 Aug;25(8):1046-50

3.        Shegem N., Alsheek Nasir A., Batieha A., El-Shanti H., Ajlouni K.., Effects of short term metformin administration on androgens in diabetic men. Saudi Medicine Journal, 2004 Jan;25(1):75-8

4.        Jbour A., Jarrah N., Radaideh A., Shegem N., Bader I., Batieha A., Ajlouni K., Prevalence and predictors of diabetic foot syndrome in type 2 diabetes mellitus in Jordan. Saudi Med J. 2003 Jul; 24(7):761-4.

5.        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2003, October 31) Prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease, Jordan 2002. October 31, 2003/ 52(43);1042-1044 Link: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5243a3.htm

6.        Radaideh A., Amari F., Bateiha A., El-Khateeb M., Naser A., Ajlouni K., Thyroid function and thyroid autoimmunity in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. (2000-2001). National Center for Diabetes Endocrine & Genetics, Amman, Jordan. Link: http://www.ncd.org.jo/index1.html

7.        Ajlouni K, El-Khateeb M, El-Zaheri MM, El-Najdawi A., The response of growth hormone and prolactin to oral diazepam in diabetics. Journal of endocrinological investigation, 1982 May-Jun; 5(3):157-9.

8.        Ajlouni K, Martinson DR, Hagen TC., Effect of glucose on the growth hormone response to L-dopa in normal and diabetic subjects. Diabetes. 1975 Jul;24(7):633-6.

9.        Hagen TC, Ajlouni K., Growth hormone response to oral glucose in stable and hypoglycemia-prone diabetics. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1975 May;149(1):223-6.

10.     Batieha A., Jaddou H., Ajlouni K., Hyperlipidemia in Jordan ;  A community-based survey. Center for Diabetes Endocrine & Genetics, Amman, Jordan. Link: http://www.ncd.org.jo/index1.html

11.     Salem M., Ajlouni k., Diabetic retinopathy among Jordanians: its pattern, severity, and some associated risk factors. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 66:1229-1236, 2000

Fifth: Unpublished studies:

1.        Khader, Y.; Bateiha, A.; El-Khateeb, M; Al-Shaikh, A.; Ajlouni, K. (2006) High prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among Northern Jordanians. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, The National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, Amman, Jordan.

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