This was a cross sectional study with a sample size (n=355) determined using the Epi Info version 6(CDC) for population surveys. The study period was from January 15 to June 30, 2011. Samples were selected using clustered systematic randomizing. Fifteen patients were recruited every week, by randomly selecting patients from two outpatient clinics. Inclusion criterion was age above 13 years. Exclusion criteria were: patients with known causes of obesity such as Cushings and pseudo-Cushings syndrome, known causes of dyslipidaemia such as chronic renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, hypothyroidism, and HIV patients on antiviral drugs.
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