International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Obesity and Hypertension Prevalence in Nurses in a Tertiary Health Institution in Cameroon

Obesity and Hypertension Prevalence in Nurses in a Tertiary Health Institution in Cameroon

The cross-sectional study was carried out in the medical outpatient department of the St. Elizabeth Catholic General hospital Shisong, Cardiac centre. 108 female nurses were recruited into the study. Following informed verbal consent, and after the patient had been seated for at least 10 minutes, a trained nurse took blood pressure and anthropometric measurements. Hypertension was defined according to their commendations of the JNC 7.

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