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Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a Turkish adult population.
Diabetes Nutr Metab. 2004 Aug; 17(4):230-4.DN

Abstract

AIM

The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome using Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) criteria in Adana, a southern province of Turkey.

METHODS

The randomly selected study population included 1637 adults who were 20-79 yr of age. The presence of > or = 3 of components like hypertension (defined as blood pressure > or = 130/> or = 85 mmHg on two separate examinations, or usage of antihypertensive agents), visceral obesity (waist circumference >88 cm in females and >102 cm in men), low HDL cholesterol level (<1.04 mmol/l in men and <1.29 mmol/l in females), high triglyceride level (a fasting triglyceride level > or = 1.7 mmol/l), fasting glucose level > or = 6.1 mmol/l, or usage of antihyperglycaemic drugs, indicated the metabolic syndrome.

RESULTS

The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome was 33.4% and more common in women than in men (39.1 vs 23.7%; p<0.0001). Both women and men with the metabolic syndrome were older than subjects without. In men, frequencies of the metabolic syndrome in urban and rural areas were similar (23.1 vs 24.3%; p>0.05), but were markedly higher among women in rural than urban areas (44.5 vs 31.2%; p<0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS

Developing countries like Turkey also need to start action to prevent and treat the components of the metabolic syndrome. Prevention of the modifiable risk factors, such as obesity and physical inactivity, and blood pressure control should be the key strategy for avoiding mortality and financial costs of the healthcare system, especially in view of limited resources.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Adana, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15575344

Citation

Ozsahin, A K., et al. "Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in a Turkish Adult Population." Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 17, no. 4, 2004, pp. 230-4.
Ozsahin AK, Gokcel A, Sezgin N, et al. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a Turkish adult population. Diabetes Nutr Metab. 2004;17(4):230-4.
Ozsahin, A. K., Gokcel, A., Sezgin, N., Akbaba, M., Guvener, N., Ozisik, L., & Karademir, B. M. (2004). Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a Turkish adult population. Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism, 17(4), 230-4.
Ozsahin AK, et al. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in a Turkish Adult Population. Diabetes Nutr Metab. 2004;17(4):230-4. PubMed PMID: 15575344.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a Turkish adult population. AU - Ozsahin,A K, AU - Gokcel,A, AU - Sezgin,N, AU - Akbaba,M, AU - Guvener,N, AU - Ozisik,L, AU - Karademir,B M, PY - 2004/12/4/pubmed PY - 2005/2/4/medline PY - 2004/12/4/entrez SP - 230 EP - 4 JF - Diabetes, nutrition & metabolism JO - Diabetes Nutr Metab VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome using Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) criteria in Adana, a southern province of Turkey. METHODS: The randomly selected study population included 1637 adults who were 20-79 yr of age. The presence of > or = 3 of components like hypertension (defined as blood pressure > or = 130/> or = 85 mmHg on two separate examinations, or usage of antihypertensive agents), visceral obesity (waist circumference >88 cm in females and >102 cm in men), low HDL cholesterol level (<1.04 mmol/l in men and <1.29 mmol/l in females), high triglyceride level (a fasting triglyceride level > or = 1.7 mmol/l), fasting glucose level > or = 6.1 mmol/l, or usage of antihyperglycaemic drugs, indicated the metabolic syndrome. RESULTS: The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome was 33.4% and more common in women than in men (39.1 vs 23.7%; p<0.0001). Both women and men with the metabolic syndrome were older than subjects without. In men, frequencies of the metabolic syndrome in urban and rural areas were similar (23.1 vs 24.3%; p>0.05), but were markedly higher among women in rural than urban areas (44.5 vs 31.2%; p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: Developing countries like Turkey also need to start action to prevent and treat the components of the metabolic syndrome. Prevention of the modifiable risk factors, such as obesity and physical inactivity, and blood pressure control should be the key strategy for avoiding mortality and financial costs of the healthcare system, especially in view of limited resources. SN - 0394-3402 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15575344/Prevalence_of_the_metabolic_syndrome_in_a_Turkish_adult_population_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/metabolicsyndrome.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -