In Egypt, since 1990, the cardiovascular related mortality was increased over three folds; to be responsible for over 40% of deaths compared with 12% reported two decades earlier. The Egyptian National Hypertension Project (NHP) was conducted between year 1991 and 1993 in six Egyptian governorates to define the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adult Egyptians. The project documented an extremely high prevalence and prominent clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in adult men and women particularly obesity. Very little is known about the prevalence and trends of cardiovascular risk factors among adolescents and young adults in Egypt. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of measurable (blood pressure, obesity indices, serum cholesterol and random blood sugar) and behavioral (physical activity, smoking and dietary habits) among group of Egyptian university students below age 25 years with a specific focus on the pattern of obesity and its relation to different geographical areas in Egypt.
Citation: Farrag A, Eraky AE, Aroussy WE, Sayed G, Mahrous A, et al. (2015) Obesity and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Egyptian
University Students: Magnitude of the Problem. Epidemiology (sunnyvale) 5: 181.