Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Mbo Women Yaounde -Cameroon
|Damaris Enyegue Mandob1*, Minka Samuel2 and Oko Ndjollo Viviane1|
|1Department of Biological Sciences, Higher Teachers’ Training College, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 047, Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|*Corresponding Author :||Mandob Enyegue Damaris
Department of Biological Sciences
Higher Teachers’ Training College, University of Yaoundé I
PO Box 047, Yaoundé, Cameroon
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received: September 03, 2015; Accepted: October 15, 2015; Published: October 21, 2015|
|Citation: Mandob DE, Samuel M, Viviane ON (2015) Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Mbo Women Yaounde -Cameroon. J Metabolic Synd 4:186. doi:10.4172/2167-0943.1000186|
|Copyright: © 2015 Mandob DE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the metabolic syndrome among Mbo ethnic group women living in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Methods: The study was conducted on ninety-two women aged between 18-60 years who were referred to the Andre Fouda Medical Fundation in Yaounde. Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed using Adult Treatment Panel-III (ATPIII) 2001 guidelines.
Results: The mean of age, high fasting blood glucose, triglycerides levels and total cholesterol levels were significantly (p<0.05) higher in women with metabolic syndrome. The overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Mbo women was (3.03%). High blood pressure level (43.93%) and high fasting glucose (14.39%) were respectively the most frequent characteristics in comparison to other metabolic components. 3.03%, 0% and 0% had three, four and five criteria for metabolic syndrome, respectively.
Conclusion: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is low in women originates of Mbo ethnic group of Yaounde. For efficient measures to limit the rise of cardiovascular diseases in these women, both hypertension and hyperglycaemia should be taken into consideration.