Prevalence of Human Brucellosis in the Southern Zone of Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
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and objective: The aim of this study is to look for general and visceral obesity in the Algerian population and particularly that of the Wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbes and to compare between the two genders not only for treatment but also for prevention of such abnormality that can cause serious disturbances Patients and Methods: 772 subjects aged between 18 and 93 years old were recruited for this study including 499 women and 273 men. Our cross sectional study lasted Ten months, from April to
... from April to January 2015, at the level of the Proximity Public Institutions of Health Public of the six towns in Sidi-Bel-Abbes city. Anthropometric measurement (weight, height, BMI and waist circumference) were estimated to look for general and abdominal obesity according the standards of WHO and NCEP ATP III. The statistical analysis was performed through IBM SPSS version 22. Results: The mean age in our population is 48.85±17.63 years old. Our study show that the population of the city Sidi Bel Abbes is on state of overweight with 60.70% of the population have a BMI higher than 25. We notice also that 27.9% of women are obese (BMI>30) Vs 22.5% of Men. Moreover, the study show also that the population of the six towns are overweight. We notice that the town of Ain El Berd present the highest percentage with 66.10% of the population have a BMI≥ 25 and 33.89% are obese (BMI≥30). The mean waist circumference of our population is higher only in women according the standards of NCEP ATP III. The study shows that over than 75% of women have abdominal obesity. Furthermore we notice also a highly significant difference (P<0.001) in the frequency of abdominal obesity between women and men in the sis towns of the city of Sidi Bel Abbes. Conclusion: Our study show a high prevalence of general and abdominal obesity in the northern of Algeria so we have to estimate and assess obesity in the Algerian population in order to stop it and prevent it because it can cause more serious problems.