Table 6—

Recent studies of the sensitivity of the 1997 ADA criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes

SensitivityCriteria for diabetesPopulationAuthor(s)ref. no.Publication date
0.31WHO 1985Obese (BMI ≥30) general French populationRichard JL, et al.27April 2002
0.34WHO 1998Elderly (71–93 years old) Japanese-American menRodriguez BL, et al.13June 2002
0.52WHO 1998General Australian populationHilton DJ, et al.14February 2002
0.52WHO 1985Urban South IndianDeepa R, et al.32December 2000
0.53WHO 1998CaucasianMelchionda N, et al.29January 2002
0.55WHO 1998Elderly (70–79 years old) African-American and CaucasianResnick HE, et al.30September 2001
0.57OGTT aloneGhanaianAmoah AG26April 2002
0.71WHO 1998SingaporeanChen YT, et al.28March 2002
0.78WHO 1998CaucasianHerdzik E, et al.25April 2002
0.79OGTT aloneCanarian CaucasianDe Pablos-Velasco PL, et al.31March 2001
  • Criteria for diabetes: WHO 1985 (fasting glucose ≥7.8 mmol/l or 2-h glucose ≥11.1 mmol/l); WHO 1998 (fasting glucose ≥7.0 mmol/l or 2-h glucose ≥11.1 mmol/l); OGTT alone (2-h glucose ≥11.1 mmol/l).