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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


A Study on Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence among Master Health Checkup Subjects


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Author Details: J. Selvi, S. Senthilkumaran, A. Sundhararajan, N. Naveetha Lakshmi, A. Synthia, V. Kayalvizhi

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 226

Article End Page : 228


Abstract

Background and Objectives: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing among Indians. Early screening is the only way to recognize metabolic syndrome. There are only few evidences available about the magnitude of metabolic syndrome among master health checkup patients. With this background the present study assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in master health subjects.
Methods: 105 patients was undergone master health checkup at Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre during the month of June 2014 and they were enrolled for this present study. Blood pressure, fasting blood glucose level, high density lipoprotein, triglycerides were measured after overnight fasting. Anthropometric measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference and hip circumference also measured. The results were analyzed statistically.
Results: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among master health checkup subjects was found 28.5%. Among 20% males (21) and 8.5% (9) were females. The most common feature of the metabolic syndrome among master health checkup subjects was abdominal obesity (30), high blood pressure (21), increased fasting blood sugar (24), low levels of high density lipoproteins (24), and high level of triglycerides (19). The prevalence among the age groups was 6.6% among 30-40years, 13.3% among 41-50years, 6.6% among 51-60 and 1.9% among 61-75years.
Interpretations and Conclusions: The presentation of metabolic syndrome is asymptomatic and incidental, screening is the only way to identify the individual and address the issues. Measuring the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in general population in the form of master health checkup is one of the key to assess the early identification and also to plan for early prevention in the form of lifestyle modification, dietary intervention.

Key Words: Metabolic Syndrome, Fasting blood glucose, Lipoprotein, Triglycerides, Prevalence

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