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Title: Hyperglycaemia, hypertension and their risk factors among Palestine refugees served by UNRWA
Authors: Mousa, H.S.A.
Yousef, S.
Riccardo, F.
Zeidan, W.
Sabatinelli, G.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: UNRWA's noncommunicable disease screening activities were evaluated among 7762 refugees screened for hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon, Gaza Strip and West Bank in June 2007. People were referred for screening most commonly because of age [both sexes], followed by smoking [males] and family history [females]. A total of 9% of screened people were diagnosed with hypertension/diabetes. Being older than 40 years, obese or with a positive family history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease increased the risk of presenting with hypertension and/or hyperglycaemia 3.5, 1.6 and 1.2 times respectively. Differences in risk factor detection and screening outcome in relation to differences in lifestyle are discussed
Description: 609-614
Keywords: Hypertension
Risk Factors
Mass Screening
Life Style
Subject: Hyperglycemia
ISSN: 1020-3397
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