International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Review Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 4

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

Tantchou Tchoumi JC1*, Sr Appolonia Budzee1 and Butera Gianfranco2
1St Elizabeth Catholic General Hospital, Cardiac Centre, P O Box 8, Kumbo, Cameroon
2Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery-via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
Corresponding author : Tantchou Tchoumi JC
St. Elizabeth Catholic General hospital, Shisong, Cardiac Centre, P.O. Box 8 Kumbo, Cameroon
Tel: 237-99-3237-42
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 01, 2013 Accepted: July 27, 2013 Published: July 31, 2013
Citation: Tantchou Tchoumi JC, Sr Appolonia B, Butera G (2013) Obesity and Hypertension Prevalence in Nurses in a Tertiary Health Institution in Cameroon Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000138

Abstract

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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