Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors among Omani adults
AbstractTo determine the distribution and correlates of clustering of cardiovascular disease [CVD] risk factors, data from the Oman National Health Survey, 2000 were analysed. Based on demographic data [blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, serum cholesterol, weight, height, waist and hip measurements], 5660 subjects were grouped according to how many of four CVD risk factors [hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight/obesity] they had. We found that 72% of subjects had less than one risk factor and 2% had all four. Older age exacerbated risk, while living in rural areas or being single was protective. Metabolic cardiovascular syndrome is a public health problem in Oman. Increasing awareness in healthcare providers and the wider population by comprehensive dissemination of the survey results is crucial
Al Riyami, A.A. & Afifi, M. (2003). Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors among Omani adults. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119343
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (5-6), 893-903, 2003
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