Prevalence and Factors Associated with Pre-Diabetes Mellitus among Myanmar Migrant Workers in Suratthani Province


  • Kanit Hnuploy Faculty of Science and Technology, Suratthani Rajabhat University
  • Kittipong Sornlorm Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University
  • Nattakarn Naepimay Faculty of Education, Suratthani Rajabhat University
  • Sirichai Changkaew Ban Tabkao Tambol Health Promoting Hospital, Suratthani



Prevalence, Diabetes mellitus, Myanmar migrant workers


The objectives of this cross-sectional analytical research were to describe the prevalence of pre-diabetes mellitus and assess factors associated with pre-diabetes mellitus among Myanmar migrant workers in Suratthani province. Data were collected from October 2020 – March 2021. Of these, 508 samples were selected using the multi-stage random sampling method. The data were collected using interviewing forms based on the conceptual framework and related literature review. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the Perceived Stress Scale was 0.78. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression. The results showed that Myanmar migrant workers had pre-diabetes mellitus at 18.70 percent (95% CI: 15.54 - 22.34). Factors associated with pre-diabetes mellitus among Myanmar migrant workers comprised graduating below junior high school (AOR = 2.12; 95% CI: 1.09 - 4.10), married (AOR = 1.96; 95% CI: 1.04 - 3.70), unsupported media or materials in Myanmar language (AOR = 1.78; 95% CI: 1.11 - 2.85), and the problem of living environment at moderate/high (AOR = 1.71; 95% CI: 1.05 - 2.77). In summary, it was found that one-fifth of Myanmar migrant workers had pre-diabetes mellitus. In addition, the factors such as education level, marital status, supported media or materials in Myanmar language, and the problem of living environment was associated with pre-diabetes mellitus.


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Hnuploy K, Sornlorm K, Naepimay N, Changkaew S. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Pre-Diabetes Mellitus among Myanmar Migrant Workers in Suratthani Province. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 1 [cited 2023 Nov. 29];4(1):1-9. Available from:



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