Table 1

The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool
Your Score Your Score
1. Your age group? 6. Are you currently taking medication for high blood pressure?
 Under 35 years 0 points  No 0 points
 35 – 44 years 2 points  Yes 2 points ___
 45 – 54 years 4 points
 55 – 64 years 6 points
 65 years or over 8 points ___
2. Your gender? 7. Do you currently smoke cigarettes or any other tobacco products on a daily basis?
 Female 0 points  No 0 points
 Male 3 points ___  Yes 2 points ___
3. Ethnicity/Country of birth: 8. How often do you eat vegetables or fruit?
3a. Are you of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Maori descent?  Everyday 0 points
 No 0 points  Not everyday 1 point ___
 Yes 2 points ___ 9. On average, would you say you do at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes a day on 5 or more days a week)?
3b. Where were you born?  Yes 0 points
 Asia (including the Indian sub-continent), Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe 2 points  No 2 points ___
 Other 0 points ___
4. Have either of your parents, or any of your brothers or sisters been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2)? 10. Your waist measurement taken below the ribs (usually at the level of the navel)?
 No 0 points For those of Asian or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent:
 Yes 3 points ___  Men Women
5. Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar) (for example, in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)?  Less than 90 cm Less than 80 cm 0 points
 No 0 points  90 – 100 cm 80 – 90 cm 4 points
 Yes 6 points ___  More than 100 cm More than 90 cm 7 points
For all others:
 Men Women
 Less than 102 cm Less than 88 cm 0 points
 102 – 110 cm 88 – 100 cm 4 points
 More than 110 cm More than 100 cm 7 points ___
Subtotal Subtotal
Your risk of developing Type II diabetes within 5 years *: Total Risk Score
6 - 11: Increased risk Increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
12 or more: High risk May have undiagnosised type 2 diabetes or be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes

* The overall score may overestimate the risk of diabetes in those aged less than 25 years and underestimate the risk of diabetes in people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Laws et al.

Laws et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:822   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-822

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