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Prevalence and Relationship between Hyperglycemia Hypertension and Obesity in Libreville-Gabon: A Pilot Study

Prevalence and Relationship between Hyperglycemia Hypertension and Obesity in Libreville-Gabon: A Pilot Study

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate hyperglycemia hypertension and obesity in Libreville (Gabon).
Methods: 417 individual took part in this study (255 females and 162 males). Body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose and hemoglobin levels were measured in all participants.
Results: The prevalence of hyperglycemia was 9.5%. Hyperglycemia incidence was 5.8%. Hyperglycemia rate was higher in males (11.8%) as compared to females (8%). 22.2% screened individuals had high-blood pressure. Hypertension rate was found to be higher among male (22.9%) as compared to female (15.2%). The prevalence of overweight and obesity were respectively 29.1% and 24.8%. 4.1% of subjects were under-weight. Respectively 14% of males and 31% of females were obese. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) like conditions among the studied
population was 11%. The proportion of the females with the MetS like conditions was comparable to that of the males (10.6% vs 11.7%).
Conclusion: Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are rapidly rising in Africa; countries like Gabon need to seriously assess the extent of these conditions within their population in order to take the appropriate actions.

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