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Table 3 Metabolic screening in people with severe mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Physical health policies and metabolic screening in mental health care systems of sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review

First author Country Design Participants Metabolic screening rates patients Metabolic screening rates controls
Saloojee et al. [23] South-Africa Cross-sectional 331 (167♂) outpatients with SMI; 35.2 ± 12.0 years 0.6% waist circumference
3.9% fasting glucose
1.8% fasting lipids (triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol)
99% blood pressure
Ludwick and Oosthuizen [22] South-Africa Cross-sectional 100 (39♂) community patients with SMI; 42.9 ± 11.1 years 25.7% weight 68% weight
0% waist circumference 86% blood pressure
38.6% blood pressure
  1. SMI severe mental illness