Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Related Criteria in Health Network Personnel in Babolsar 2012 - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 24, Number 122 (3-2015)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2015, 24(122): 377-381 | Back to browse issues page


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mousavi A, biglari A, reyhanian M. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Related Criteria in Health Network Personnel in Babolsar, 2012 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2015; 24 (122) :377-381
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-5174-en.html

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Background and purpose: Metabolic syndrome or X syndrome is a term that refer to a set of metabolic abnormalities including insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia and central or visceral obesity. There is a high prevalence and increased risk of atherosclerotic disease and mortality. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Health Network personnel in Babolsar. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of all the staff (n= 134) in Babolsar Health Network, 2012. Data was analyzed applying qui square test in SPSS. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was investigated using ATP III and IDF criteria. Results: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 9% (12 people) and their mean age was 39.8 + 7.28. This prevalence was found to be more in men. Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome could have many complications including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, screening programs are required in Iran in people aged >30 years. High incidence of metabolic syndrome in male staff calls for more attention on appropriate management and providing effective training to reduce the rate of mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes in this group.
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