is a predictive factor for medical disorders like raised blood pressure, diabetes,
hypercholesteremia among others. The prevalence of obesity in Nigeria is said to
range from 8.1% to 22.2%. This study aims to determine prevalence of overweight
and obesity and its association with pre-hypertension, hypertension, proteinuria
among staff of Lautech Teaching hospital responded to annual medical check-up during
this years' world kidney day.
Consenting volunteers across all departments/units of the hospital were invited
via formal letter written to participate in the annual medical check-up to commemorate
world kidney day at LTH organized by the renal unit of the hospital. Relevant data
including age, sex and department of participants were documented.
were entered onto SPSS version 18 and descriptive analysis done to determine mean,
standard deviation and percentages of continuous variables.
formed bulk 81.9% of the 343 participants.
staff were also more likely to have abnormal weight and blood pressure compared
Obesity was commoner among females and staff who were older than 35 years and this
is in agreement with findings of previous researchers.
Annual medical check-up especially among staff over age 34 year should be encouraged
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