Cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with tuberculosis attending tuberculosis treatment centers in Nepal.
Indra Prasad Poudyal, Pratik Khanal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Milan Malla, Prakash Poudel, Raj Kumar Jha, Anil Phuyal, Abiral Barakoti, Bipin Adhikari
BMC Public Health | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The co-morbidity of cardiometabolic diseases in patients with Tuberculosis adds a significant burden in current health systems in developing countries including Nepal. The main objective of this study was to explore cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with Tuberculosis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among patients with tuberculosis in 12 tuberculosis treatment centers from eight districts of Nepal between May and July 2017. Interviews with participants were conducted using a structured questionnaire and were supplemented by anthropometric measurements and on-site blood glucose tests. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. RE..View full abstract