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A cross-sectional study of socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults.
Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Apr; 17(4):320-6.AE

Abstract

PURPOSE

Socioeconomic status may influence the risk of the metabolic syndrome. We investigated the association between socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults.

METHODS

We analyzed a total of 8,541 subjects ages 20 to 79 years who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001. Socioeconomic status was measured by education and income level.

RESULTS

The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among this population was 29%. Relative to women with educational level<7 years, those with educational levels of 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, and >13 years had odds ratios for the metabolic syndrome of 0.92 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.73 to 1.16), 0.55 (95% CI: 0.44 to 0.70), and 0.31 (95% CI: 0.22 to 0.43), respectively (p for trend<0.05). Relative to women with lower income, those with middle and upper income had odds ratios for the metabolic syndrome of 0.90 (95% CI: 0.75 to 1.08) and 0.80 (95% CI: 0.66 to 0.97), respectively (p for trend<0.05). A significant association between the metabolic syndrome and socioeconomic status was not observed in men.

CONCLUSIONS

Lower socioeconomic status was associated with a higher risk of the metabolic syndrome in Korean women but not in Korean men.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.No 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

17300958

Citation

Park, Min Jung, et al. "A Cross-sectional Study of Socioeconomic Status and the Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adults." Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 17, no. 4, 2007, pp. 320-6.
Park MJ, Yun KE, Lee GE, et al. A cross-sectional study of socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults. Ann Epidemiol. 2007;17(4):320-6.
Park, M. J., Yun, K. E., Lee, G. E., Cho, H. J., & Park, H. S. (2007). A cross-sectional study of socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults. Annals of Epidemiology, 17(4), 320-6.
Park MJ, et al. A Cross-sectional Study of Socioeconomic Status and the Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adults. Ann Epidemiol. 2007;17(4):320-6. PubMed PMID: 17300958.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A cross-sectional study of socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults. AU - Park,Min Jung, AU - Yun,Kyung Eun, AU - Lee,Go Eun, AU - Cho,Hong Jun, AU - Park,Hye Soon, Y1 - 2007/02/14/ PY - 2006/05/30/received PY - 2006/09/20/revised PY - 2006/10/17/accepted PY - 2007/2/16/pubmed PY - 2007/6/15/medline PY - 2007/2/16/entrez SP - 320 EP - 6 JF - Annals of epidemiology JO - Ann Epidemiol VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE: Socioeconomic status may influence the risk of the metabolic syndrome. We investigated the association between socioeconomic status and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults. METHODS: We analyzed a total of 8,541 subjects ages 20 to 79 years who participated in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001. Socioeconomic status was measured by education and income level. RESULTS: The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among this population was 29%. Relative to women with educational level<7 years, those with educational levels of 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, and >13 years had odds ratios for the metabolic syndrome of 0.92 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.73 to 1.16), 0.55 (95% CI: 0.44 to 0.70), and 0.31 (95% CI: 0.22 to 0.43), respectively (p for trend<0.05). Relative to women with lower income, those with middle and upper income had odds ratios for the metabolic syndrome of 0.90 (95% CI: 0.75 to 1.08) and 0.80 (95% CI: 0.66 to 0.97), respectively (p for trend<0.05). A significant association between the metabolic syndrome and socioeconomic status was not observed in men. CONCLUSIONS: Lower socioeconomic status was associated with a higher risk of the metabolic syndrome in Korean women but not in Korean men. SN - 1047-2797 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17300958/A_cross_sectional_study_of_socioeconomic_status_and_the_metabolic_syndrome_in_Korean_adults_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1047-2797(06)00260-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -