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Abstract

PREVALENCE OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AMONG TRADERS WOMEN YAOUNDE -CAMEROON

Damaris Enyegue Mandob* and Nkodo Bernard Bienvenu

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate metabolic syndrome prevalence among traders women leaving in Yaounde, Cameroon. Methods: The study was conducted on one hundred and sixteen women aged between18-60 years who were referred to the Andre Fouda Medical Fundation in Yaounde for international women day celebration. Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed using Adult Treatment Panel-III (ATP-III) 2001 guidelines. Results: The mean of age, body mass index, waist circumference, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and fasting blood glucose levels were significantly (P<0.05) higher among traders women with metabolic syndrome. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among those civil servants women was (39.07%). Low HDL (73.95%), Abdominal obesity (60.47%), High blood pressure (47.44%), high fasting blood glucose (18.60%) and High triglycerides level (17.21%) were respectively theprevalence of metabolic syndrome individual components. 31.16%, 7.440% and 0.47% had three, four and five criteria for metabolic syndrome, respectively. Conclusion: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is high among civil servants women of Yaounde. Education for chronic diseases prevention among civil servants women should be established in workplace environment.

Keywords: Metabolic Syndrome, Individual Components, Traders Women, Yaounde-Cameroon.


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