Interlinkage Among Cardio-Metabolic Disease Markers in an Urban Poor Setting in Nairobi, Kenya

Health and Wellbeing

  • July 2016
  • Journal Articles

The main cardio-metabolic diseases – mostly cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and ischemic heart disease share common clinical markers such as raised blood pressure and blood glucose. The pathways of development of many of these conditions are also interlinked. In this regard, a higher level of co-occurrence of the main cardio-metabolic disease markers is expected. Evidence about the patterns of occurrence of cardiometabolic markers and their interlinkage in the sub-Saharan African setting is inadequate.

The goal of the study was to describe the interlinkage among common cardio-metabolic disease markers in an African setting.