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Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people in a rural community.
Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009 Feb; 7(1):11-5.MS

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Substantial socioeconomic and demographic changes have resulted in an increase in the incidence of metabolic syndrome in Korea, especially in aged, postmenopausal women and in rural populations. As rural populations age, metabolic syndrome is expected to be a significant health problem. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for an at-risk population in a rural community health-care center.

METHODS

Data were collected from 136 people who were defined as being at risk for metabolic syndrome by being over 40 years of age and being treated for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, or central obesity at a rural community health-care center in Korea. Prevalence and clinical characteristics were evaluated by the diagnostic guidelines of National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and World Health Organization Asia-Pacific (WHO-AP).

RESULTS

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among this group was 64.7% and 74.3% according to the NCEP-ATP III and WHO-AP criteria, respectively. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased with age and was higher in women. Of the five risk factors, fasting blood sugar and central obesity in women were the most prevalent (81.6%), followed by systolic hypertension (80.1%).

CONCLUSION

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people was high in the rural Korean health-care center used in this study. Population-wide management strategies are apparently needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing, Nursing Policy and Research Institution, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. euigeum@yuhs.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18759659

Citation

Oh, Eui Geum, et al. "Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome for At-risk People in a Rural Community." Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, vol. 7, no. 1, 2009, pp. 11-5.
Oh EG, Bang SY, Hyun SS. Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people in a rural community. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009;7(1):11-5.
Oh, E. G., Bang, S. Y., & Hyun, S. S. (2009). Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people in a rural community. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 7(1), 11-5. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2008.0033
Oh EG, Bang SY, Hyun SS. Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Metabolic Syndrome for At-risk People in a Rural Community. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009;7(1):11-5. PubMed PMID: 18759659.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people in a rural community. AU - Oh,Eui Geum, AU - Bang,So Youn, AU - Hyun,Sa Saeng, PY - 2008/9/2/pubmed PY - 2010/9/15/medline PY - 2008/9/2/entrez SP - 11 EP - 5 JF - Metabolic syndrome and related disorders JO - Metab Syndr Relat Disord VL - 7 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Substantial socioeconomic and demographic changes have resulted in an increase in the incidence of metabolic syndrome in Korea, especially in aged, postmenopausal women and in rural populations. As rural populations age, metabolic syndrome is expected to be a significant health problem. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of metabolic syndrome for an at-risk population in a rural community health-care center. METHODS: Data were collected from 136 people who were defined as being at risk for metabolic syndrome by being over 40 years of age and being treated for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, or central obesity at a rural community health-care center in Korea. Prevalence and clinical characteristics were evaluated by the diagnostic guidelines of National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and World Health Organization Asia-Pacific (WHO-AP). RESULTS: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among this group was 64.7% and 74.3% according to the NCEP-ATP III and WHO-AP criteria, respectively. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased with age and was higher in women. Of the five risk factors, fasting blood sugar and central obesity in women were the most prevalent (81.6%), followed by systolic hypertension (80.1%). CONCLUSION: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome for at-risk people was high in the rural Korean health-care center used in this study. Population-wide management strategies are apparently needed. SN - 1557-8518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18759659/Prevalence_and_clinical_characteristics_of_metabolic_syndrome_for_at_risk_people_in_a_rural_community_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -