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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-133

An epidemiological study of metabolic syndrome in a rural area of Ambala district, Haryana

1 Department of Community Medicine, MMIMSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
3 Department of Microbiology, AXISS Dental Private Limited,Jalandhar, India

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Deepak Pathania
Department of Community Medicine, MMIMSR, Mullana 133207, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8229.134774

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Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a state of deranged metabolic and anthropometric status. It is considered a precursor to various cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Objectives: (1) To determine the prevalence of MS in adults aged 20 years and above in the rural area of Ambala district, Haryana. (2) To determine the sociodemographic factors associated with MS. Materials and Methods: In a community-based cross-sectional study, a total of 1200 subjects aged 20 years and above were studied, using multi-stage random sampling. Results: The prevalence of MS was estimated by using criterion given by the International Diabetes Federation. MS was found in 110 (9.2%) subjects, being more prevalent in females: 73 (66.36%) when compared to 37 males (33.63%). Sedentary occupation and age were significantly associated with MS. Conclusions: MS is a major health problem in the region and it should be given proper attention in order to prevent and control it.

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