Metabolic Syndrome and Framingham Risk Score: Observation from Screening of Low-Income Semi-Urban African Women
AbstractBackground: The heightened cardiovascular risk associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been documented by several researchers. The Framingham risk score (FRS) provides a simple and efficient method for identifying individuals at cardiovascular risk. The objective was to describe the prevalence of MetS and its association with FRS in predicting cardiovascular disease among a cohort of semi-urban women; Method: Clinical and laboratory parameters were evaluated among 189 healthy women. The International Diabetes Federation definition was used to diagnose metabolic syndrome. FRS was calculated for each participant; Result: About two thirds of the participant make less than $US 90 per month. The mean systolic blood pressure was 131.80 ± 30. Eighty (42.3%) participants were overweight with a mean waist circumference of 91.64 ± 11.19 cm. MetS was present in 46 (24.3%). Individuals with MetS were more likely to have increased FRS, p = 0.012. One hundred and eighty seven (98.9%) were in the low risk category according to FRS. There was a significant difference in the mean FRS between participants with and without MetS (13.52 versus 10.29 p = 0.025); Conclusion: Prevalence of MetS in this study was comparable to the global rate, despite a low economic status. Individuals with MetS were more likely to have cardiovascular disease than persons without MetS, thus emphasizing the need for risk stratification and prompt management. View Full-Text
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Dada, A.S.; Ajayi, D.D.; Areo, P.O.; Raimi, T.H.; Emmanuel, E.E.; Odu, O.O.; Aremu, O.A. Metabolic Syndrome and Framingham Risk Score: Observation from Screening of Low-Income Semi-Urban African Women. Medicines 2016, 3, 15.
Dada AS, Ajayi DD, Areo PO, Raimi TH, Emmanuel EE, Odu OO, Aremu OA. Metabolic Syndrome and Framingham Risk Score: Observation from Screening of Low-Income Semi-Urban African Women. Medicines. 2016; 3(2):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dada, Ayokunle S.; Ajayi, Daisi D.; Areo, Peter O.; Raimi, Taiwo H.; Emmanuel, Eyitayo E.; Odu, Olusola O.; Aremu, Olusegun A. 2016. "Metabolic Syndrome and Framingham Risk Score: Observation from Screening of Low-Income Semi-Urban African Women." Medicines 3, no. 2: 15.
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