Assistant Prof. Dr., Department of Public Health, School of Health, Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
Introduction: The burden of cardiovascular disease an increasing public health problem worldwide as such in Turkey. This epidemiologic study was performed to determine co-existence of lipitension and central obesity among primary care patients.
Materials and methods: A single-center retrospective case-control study was conducted in a population recruited from a family health center in year 2016. A total of 204 individuals with central obesity were matched on gender and age (±2 years) with controls without central obesity. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the association between lipitension and central obesity.
Results: The prevalence of dyslipidemia, hypertension and lipitension in all participants was 60.8%, 40.4% and 23.3% respec- tively. Among cases, the prevalence of central obesity was 36% among women and 24.4% among men. The prevalence of lipitension in central obesity was 37.3% in this study. Lipitension risk was 1.75 fold higher in men than women. In particular, central obesity was strongly associated with lipitension (OR, 4.75; 95% CI, 2.87-7.87).
Conclusions: The considerably high prevalence of lipitension and central obesity among the primary care population aged and over 30 invites to us for effective preventive measures and public health framework urgently.
Dyslipidemia, hypertension, central obesity, primary care, patients