TITLE

Metabolic syndrome in patients with hypertension attending a family practice clinic in Jordan

AUTHOR(S)
Yasein, N.; Ahmad, M.; Matrook, F.; Nasir, L.; Froelicher, E. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;abr2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p375
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Metabolic syndrome is being reported more frequently in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Patients with hypertension attending family practice clinics in the University of Jordan Hospital between February and July 2006 were assessed for the frequency of metabolic syndrome and its individual components. Of 345 patients studied, 65% had metabolic syndrome. Females were more likely to meet Adult Treatment Panel-III criteria for the diagnosis. Diabetes mellitus was the most frequent component of metabolic syndrome in males, while low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high waist circumference ranked first and second in females. Primary care providers should be alert to the importance of screening patients with hypertension for metabolic syndrome to prevent and manage these combined conditions.
ACCESSION #
78549642

 

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