Le syndrome métabolique chez des patients hypertendus fréquentant un service de médecine familiale en Jordanie

Translated title of the contribution: Metabolic syndrome in patients with hypertension attending a family practice clinic in Jordan

N. Yasein, M. Ahmad, F. Matrook, L. Nasir, E. S. Froelicher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations


Metabolic syndrome is being reported more frequently in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Patients with hypertension attending family practice clinics in the University of Jordan Hospital between February and July 2006 were assessed for the frequency of metabolic syndrome and its individual components. Of 345 patients studied, 65% had metabolic syndrome. Females were more likely to meet Adult Treatment Panel-III criteria for the diagnosis. Diabetes mellitus was the most frequent component of metabolic syndrome in males, while low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high waist circumference ranked first and second in females. Primary care providers should be alert to the importance of screening patients with hypertension for metabolic syndrome to prevent and manage these combined conditions.

Original languageArabic
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this