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Prevalence of hypertension and associated risk factors in Benin.
This study showed a high prevalence of hypertension in the general population in Benin, and better management of this risk factor will contribute to reducing morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases. Expand
Simple calculator to estimate the medical cost of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.
The study provided objective evidence for the exorbitant medical cost of diabetes considering that no medical insurance is available in the study countries and the cost calculator only estimates the cost of inaction. Expand
Diabetes Complications and Associated Factors in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Cotonou
It was revealed that type 2 diabetic patients followed up in the diabetic center in Cotonou showed a high rate of chronic complications which often occurred in a younger age than in developed countries. Expand
Diabetes in Borgou Department in Benin: Prevalence and Associated Factors
There is a rapid increase in diabetes prevalence in Borgou department in Benin confirming the epidemic trend of the disease and support need for active intervention program with objectives of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of diabetes mellitus and associated factors. Expand
High serum organochlorine pesticide concentrations in diabetics of a cotton producing area of the Benin Republic (West Africa).
Levels of organochlorine pesticides were significantly higher in obese, wealthier and more educated subjects and in those living in urban areas as compared to the other groups, particularly for p,p'-DDE, p, p'-DDT and β-HCH. Expand
Prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity: findings from a cross-sectional community-based survey in Benin
Assessment of prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity in general population in Benin found that women are more likely to be overweight than men to be obese. Expand
Growth factor concentrations and their placental mRNA expression are modulated in gestational diabetes mellitus: possible interactions with macrosomia
It is demonstrated that growth factors might be implicated in GDM and, in part, in the pathology of macrosomia via materno-foeto-placental axis and Interestingly, serum concentrations of GH were downregulated in the GDM women and their macrosomic offspring. Expand
Growing burden of diabetes in sub-saharan Africa: contribution of pesticides ?
According to existing data in developed countries, exposure to pesticides, particularly organochlorines and metabolites, is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and its comorbidities in African countries, and the growing and inadequate use of pesticides may well represent an additional risk factor for diabetes in SSA. Expand
[Epidemiology of chronic obstructive arterial disease of the lower limbs and diabetic patients at the University Hospital of Cotonou (Benin)].
The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of chronic obstructive arterial disease of the lower limbs and to identify the factors which contribute to its occurrence in a population ofExpand
[Influence of maternal weight on pregnancy outcome in Cotonou (Benin)].
This study shows that obesity in women represents, even in developing country, an obstetrical risk factor leading to high frequency of complications during pregnancy and needs the development of preventive actions. Expand