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Volume 28, Issue 3(201) 2018
Prevalence of and factors associated with metabolic syndrome among the health workers at the X Military Medical Unit, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017
Author: Phan Tan Dan, Nguyen Cong Khanh and Pham Ngoc Hung
Summary:
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a combination of risk factors such as central obesity, elevated blood pressure (BP), dyslipidemia, and high blood glucose concentration, is now becoming a public health problem in Vietnam. A cross-sectional study was carried on 158 subjects at the military medical unit X, from 1st July to 30 September 2017 to find prevalence and factors associated with MetS. After a written informed consent has been obtained, a structured questionnaire was used to collect socio - demographic, lifestyle, and medical information; BP and anthropometric measurements were taken, and blood samples were drawn to analyze the biochemical parameters. The relationship between MetS and socio- economic and lifestyle-related factors was studied using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results showed that a high prevalence of MetS was found among health workers, at 23.4%. Regarding MetS components, high TG was the most frequent (55.1%), followed by high glucose (41.2%), central obesity (25.3%), elevated BP (23.4%), and low HDL-C (17.1%). Of the 158 health workers under study, 18.4% had no MetS component and 51.2% had at least two MetS components. The correlations between MetS and factors such as age, body mass index, number of vegetable servings per day, and LDL-C were statistically significant in multivariate analysis. High prevalence of MetS and its components were found among health workers of the X unit. Those who have high age, BMI, and LDL-C are more likely to have MetS, and they should be encouraged to check their health status and implement preventive activities
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Metabolic syndrome, cross-sectional, associated factors, X military unit, Vietnam
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