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Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome in a rural population of South Korea.
Diabet Med. 2004 Oct; 21(10):1141-3.DM

Abstract

AIMS

To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to the criteria of the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

METHODS

Data were collected from 1108 subjects over 40 years of age in the Chongup district, a rural area of South Korea. We evaluated the prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome according to the two criteria.

RESULTS

According to the ATP III criteria, the prevalence of central obesity was 0.2% in men and 27.3% in women, which is much lower than the prevalence of central obesity in Americans. However, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was similar to the prevalence in Americans. Of the Korean subjects over 40 years of age, 29.4% and 39.2% had metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III and WHO criteria, respectively. Metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III criteria was associated with insulin resistance, but not with microalbuminuria.

CONCLUSIONS

Metabolic syndrome has a high prevalence in South Koreans despite the low prevalence of obesity and/or central obesity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15384963

Citation

Kim, E S., et al. "Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in a Rural Population of South Korea." Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Association, vol. 21, no. 10, 2004, pp. 1141-3.
Kim ES, Han SM, Kim YI, et al. Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome in a rural population of South Korea. Diabet Med. 2004;21(10):1141-3.
Kim, E. S., Han, S. M., Kim, Y. I., Song, K. H., Kim, M. S., Kim, W. B., Park, J. Y., & Lee, K. U. (2004). Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome in a rural population of South Korea. Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Association, 21(10), 1141-3.
Kim ES, et al. Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome in a Rural Population of South Korea. Diabet Med. 2004;21(10):1141-3. PubMed PMID: 15384963.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome in a rural population of South Korea. AU - Kim,E S, AU - Han,S-M, AU - Kim,Y I, AU - Song,K-H, AU - Kim,M-S, AU - Kim,W B, AU - Park,J-Y, AU - Lee,K-U, PY - 2004/9/24/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2004/9/24/entrez SP - 1141 EP - 3 JF - Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association JO - Diabet Med VL - 21 IS - 10 N2 - AIMS: To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to the criteria of the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) and the World Health Organization (WHO). METHODS: Data were collected from 1108 subjects over 40 years of age in the Chongup district, a rural area of South Korea. We evaluated the prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome according to the two criteria. RESULTS: According to the ATP III criteria, the prevalence of central obesity was 0.2% in men and 27.3% in women, which is much lower than the prevalence of central obesity in Americans. However, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was similar to the prevalence in Americans. Of the Korean subjects over 40 years of age, 29.4% and 39.2% had metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III and WHO criteria, respectively. Metabolic syndrome according to the ATP III criteria was associated with insulin resistance, but not with microalbuminuria. CONCLUSIONS: Metabolic syndrome has a high prevalence in South Koreans despite the low prevalence of obesity and/or central obesity. SN - 0742-3071 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15384963/Prevalence_and_clinical_characteristics_of_metabolic_syndrome_in_a_rural_population_of_South_Korea_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=15384963.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -