The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among hypertensive patients. A crosssectional study conducted at Al-Rayan Specialized Hospital, Mukalla, Hadramout during (2/2015 - 4/2016). From 345 patients, 207 were diagnosed as metabolic syndrome (60%), with mean age (57.9±9.2) years was significantly higher than that of patients without the syndrome (44.7±6.6) years (p ˂0.0001). Females with the syndrome were significantly higher than males (67.6% and 32.4% respectively) compared with patients without, (p ˂0.0001). As Hypertension was present in all studied patients, diabetes was the commonest metabolic syndrome component in patients with the syndrome (79.2%), followed by the high waist circumference (76.3%), then high triglycerides (66.2%) and the least was low HDL (59.9%). There was 58% of patients with metabolic syndrome had four metabolic syndrome components, 32.8% with five and only 7.2% had only three components. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among hypertensive patients was high. It was more common in females and older age. Diabetes and the central obesity were the most frequent syndrome components. More than half of patients had four components, but a considerable number of patients were with the all the five components.
Bamekhlah, Rasheed Mohammed and Alghazali, Hussain Saeed
"Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Hypertensive Patients in Hadhramout, Republic of Yemen,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 15
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol15/iss1/4