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Table 1 Cardiovascular risk profile

From: Cardiovascular risk factors awareness and prevalence among primary care physicians: an insight from the West region Awareness Initiative Survey to fight cardiovascular disease (WAIT-CVD) in Cameroon

Risk factor Frequency (N) Percentage (95 % CI)
Blood pressure
 Normal 34 52.3 (39.5–64.9)
 Pre-hypertension 14 21.5 (12.3–33.5)
 Hypertension 17 26.2 (16.0–38.5)
Diabetes (self-reported)
 Yes 2 3.1 (0.4–10.7)
 No 63 96.9 (85–98.3)
Body habitus
 Normal weight 20 30.8 (19.9–43.4)
 Overweight 30 46.2 (33.7–59.0)
 Obesity 15 23.1 (13.5–35.2)
Tobacco use
 Yes 8 12.3 (5.5–22.8)
 No 57 87.7 (77.2–94.5)
Excessive alcohol consumptiona
 Yes 40 61.5 (48.6–73.3)
 No 25 38.5 (26.7–51.4)
Physical exercise
 Yes 54 83.1 (71.7–91.2)
 No 11 16.9 (8.8–28.3)
Dyslipidemia
 Do not know 23 35.4 (23.9–48.2)
 No 42 64.6 (51.8–76.1)
Family history (any CVD)
 Yes 33 52.4 (39.4–65.1)
 No 30 47.6 (33.4–59.1)
  1. aMore than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women