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Damaris Enyegue Mandob* and Zoa Parfait Alexis


Background: Metabolic Syndrome is now considered as important factor of cardiovascular mortality around the world. Several studies show that its occurrence varies with factors such as ethnicity, gender and many others. Objective: This cross sectional study determines the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Eton healthy adults who attended cardiovascular diseases free screening campaign in Yaounde Cameroon. The definition used is that of National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) 2001. Results: The reported prevalence of metabolic syndrome among our Eton men was 29.62%. Waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, diastolic blood pressure, Systolic blood pressure, and triglyceride were not significantly higher among Eton men with metabolic syndrome (P-value<0.05). The most prevalent components of metabolic syndrome in our study were hypocholesterolemia HDL (86.05%) and hypertension (39.53%). 16.28%, 1.16% and 0.0% of Eton men had three, four and five criteria for metabolic syndrome, respectively. Conclusion: Metabolic Syndrome is frequent amongst Eton men of Yaoundé.

Keywords: Metabolic Syndrome, Individual Components, Eton ethnic men, Yaounde- Cameroon.

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