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Title: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a Sri Lankan community
Authors: Chackrewarthy, S.
Gunasekera, D.
de Silva, L.D.R.
Pathmeswaran, A.
Wijekoon, C.N.
Ranawaka, U.K.
Mizoue, T.
Kato, N.
Keywords: metabolic syndrome
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Sri Lanka Medical Association
Citation: The Ceylon Medical Journal. 2008; 53(Supplement 1):45
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a Sri Lankan community. Limited information is available about MetS in Sri Lankans. DESIGN, SETTING AND METHODS: A total of 2948 individuals (1345 males and 1603 females) who participated in the Ragama Health Study comprised the study population. Prevalence of MetS was estimated using three widely used criteria: International Diabetes Federation (IDF), WHO and National Cholesterol Education Programme - Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III). RESULTS: Age and sex adjusted prevalence rates of MetS were 38.9%, 38.9% and 41.6% as defined by IDF, WHO and NCEP-ATP III respectively. Prevalence increased with age (for age groups 35-44, 45-54 and 55- 65 years respectively; IDF - 27.9%, 40,1%, 42.9% ; WHO - 28.7%, 43.2%, 52.6%; NCEP ATP III - 34.6%, 46.7%, 50.6%; P<0.001 in all). MetS was commoner in women (IDF - 45.8% Vs. 23.0%, P<0.001; WHO - 37.3% Vs. 40.5%, P>0.05; NCEP-ATP III - 49.8% Vs. 33.1%, P<0.001). Prevalence of central obesity (using Asian cutoff values) was higher in women. (70.8% Vs. 35.5%, P<0.001). CONCLUSION: Prevalence of MetS is high in this community. Preventive measures towards reducing trie risks associated with MetS should be promoted.
Description: Oral Presentation Abstract (OP62), 121st Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2008 Colombo, Sri Lanka
ISSN: 0009-0875 (Print)
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