Cardiometabolic Risk in a Rural Ugandan Population

Murphy, Georgina A. V., Asiki, Gershim, Young, Elizabeth H., Seeley, Janet, Nsubuga, Rebecca N., Sandhu, Manjinder S. and Kamali, Anatoli (2013) Cardiometabolic Risk in a Rural Ugandan Population. Diabetes Care, 36 (9). e143-e143. ISSN 0149-5992

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Although many studies have examined metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the Framingham Risk Score (FRS), few studies have been carried out in African populations. This limited information on MetS and FRS leaves us with an incomplete understanding of the prevalence and distribution of risk of cardiometabolic disease in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It also prevents us from critically evaluating how each of the varying definitions of MetS compares in African populations. A clearer understanding of MetS and FRS in African populations may provide the basis for better identifying the impact of these definitions and tools on disease risk and, furthermore, help to evaluate the usefulness of such tools for research and for informing public health care and prevention policy in SSA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 12:30
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2023 00:09
DOI: 10.2337/dc13-0739

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