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Performance of waist circumference and proposed cutoff levels for defining overweight and obesity in Nigerians
Background: Waist circumference (WC) is a simple tool for measuring central obesity in routine clinic settings. Gender- and ethnic-specific optimal cutoff points for WC are encouraged for populations lacking such ...
Rural-urban Difference in Plasma Lipid Levels and Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in Hausa-Fulani of North-Western Nigeria
Objectives:To compare the serum lipidslevels, prevalence of dyslipidaemia, and adi-posity of rural versus urban dwellers in Sokoto,Nigeria.Methods:A cross-sectional study was con-ducted in both rural and urban areas ofSokoto, ...
Prevalence, associated factors and relationship between prehypertension and hypertension: a study of two ethnic African populations in Northern Nigeria.
To determine the prevalence and relationship between prehypertension and hypertension, we studied 782 ethnic Hausa and Fulanis (men, 409; women, 373) aged 38.9±13.9 years recruited by multistage cluster sampling. Demographic, ...
Obesity among health service providers in Nigeria: danger to long term health worker retention?
(Pan African medical journal, 2015-09)
Introduction: Obesity is a global epidemic. There are rising rates of obesity and its associated disorders, especially in developing countries, including among Health Service Providers (HSPs). Obesity is associated with ...
The Relationship Between Neck Circumference and other Indices of Adiposity in A Healthy Nigerian Population
(Lagos University Medical society, 2014)
Background: Neck circumference has been found to be a simple and cheap anthropometric measure that can identify overweight and obese persons. Objective: The study was to determine the relationship of neck circumference ...
The relationship between self-monitoring of blood glucose and glycaemic control among patients attending an urban diabetes clinic in Nigeria.
Background/Objective: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a component of modern diabetes mellitus (DM) self-management. Its value is discussed controversially, and its impact in resource poor settings has been ...