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Title: MetS and cardiovascular risk factors among Palestinians of East Jerusalem
Authors: Abu Sham'a, R.A.H.
Darwazah, A.K.
Kufri, F.H.
Yassin, I.H.
Torok, N.I.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: In a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005, we determined the prevalence metabolic syndrome [MetS] and other atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk factors among a sample of 342 Palestinians >/= 20 years in East Jerusalem. Participants were interviewed and anthropometric measurements and blood testing were done. MetS was found in 115 [33.6%] participants, with no significant difference between the sexes. The prevalence of obesity, diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors was also high, with central obesity and obesity [BMI >/= 30 kg/m[2]] being significantly higher in women [P < 0.01]. With the exception of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and haemoglobin, there was a significantly higher prevalence of atherosclerotic markers among the MetS group
Description: 1464-1473
Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases
Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Blood Pressure
Diabetes Mellitus
Sex Distribution
Subject: Metabolic Syndrome X
ISSN: 1020-3397
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