Awareness and prevalence of metabolic syndrome among high-risk individuals attending internal medicine clinics across Jordan

Rania Efaishat, Rana Abu Farha, Eman Alefishat
2016 Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research  
Purpose: To examine the prevalence and awareness of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in high-risk individuals attending 30 internal medicine clinics in Amman, Jordan, and also to evaluate the various factors associated with increased risk of MetS among them. Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out across Amman, Jordan from October to December 2014. During the study period, 900 high-risk individuals (with hypertension, diabetes, central obesity and/or dyslipidemia) were
more » ... ed from thirty internal medicine clinics in Amman, Jordan. Data collection forms were filled based on patient interview and medical case file. Results: The prevalence of MetS among high-risk individuals was around 40 % (361/900), with around 79 % (284/361) of MetS patients unaware of their condition. Older age, lower income and family history of premature cardiovascular diseases were associated with a higher prevalence of MetS.
doi:10.4314/tjpr.v15i9.26 fatcat:v5hnvdqjn5btnp26mkawilap6a