We investigated the prevalence oftype 2 diabetes (T2DM) and impaired fasting. glycemia (IFG) and their risk factors in the urban population of Bangladesh. The study was carried out in Dhaka City Corporation with a population of 99,12,908 in 20,89,336 households distributed in 95 wards. Using a multistage cluster sampling, we investigated 5265 eligible participants of 20 age years and above for height, weight, waist-girth, hip-girth, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. Body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were calculated. We used WHO diagnostic criteria of 1999.