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Prevalence and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome among adults in Beijing, China

Li, Gang, de Courten, Maximilian, Jiao, Shufang and Wang, Yan (2010) Prevalence and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome among adults in Beijing, China. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 19 (1). pp. 98-102. ISSN 0964-7058 (print) 1440-6047 (online)

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Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome using a large representative sample in Beijing. Data from a total of 16442 adults (6489 men and 9953 women) aged ≥18 years from a survey of behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases in Beijing, in 2005, was analyzed. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome increased with age and the age-standardized prevalence of the metabolic syndrome defined by International Diabetes Federation IDF and National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III ATPIII criteria were 23.2% (24.5% in men and 22.7% in women) and 16.2% (16.1% in men and 16.6% in women), respectively. The metabolic syndrome was higher in semi-urban areas and associated with higher rates of hypertension, central obesity, salt intake and smoking.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metabolic syndrome, prevalence, current smoking, China
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
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Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 02:25
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 22:49
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25469
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