Journal article

The burden and correlates of multiple cardiometabolic risk factors in a semi-urban population of Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional study.

Bishal Gyawali, Shiva Raj Mishra, Saruna Ghimire, Martin Rune Hassan Hansen, Kishor Jung Shah, Koshal Chandra Subedee, Pabitra Babu Soti, Dinesh Neupane, Per Kallestrup

Scientific Reports | Published : 2019


This study assessed the burden and correlates of three cardiometabolic risk factors, (hypertension, diabetes, and overweight/obesity), and their possible clustering patterns in a semi-urban population of Nepal. Data were obtained from a community-based management of non-communicable disease in Nepal (COBIN) Wave II study, which included 2,310 adults aged 25-64 years in a semi-urban area of Pokhara Metropolitan City of Nepal, using the World Health Organization-STEPS questionnaire. Unadjusted and adjusted binary logistic regression models were used to study the correlates of the individual risk factors and their clustering. The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and overweight/obesity was ..

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