A Study to Assess Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and its Socio Demographic Risk Factors in Rural Area of District Ambala, Haryana
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Deepak Pathania
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine
MMIMSR Mullana Ambala, 133207
Flat no D-32. M M University, Mullana, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 14, 2013; Accepted date: May 28, 2013; Published date: June 01, 2013
Citation: Pathania D, Bunger R, Mishra P, Pathak R, Arora A (2013) A Study to Assess Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and its Socio Demographic Risk Factors in Rural Area of District Ambala, Haryana. J Community Med Health Educ 3:226. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000226
Copyright: © 2013 Pathania D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Metabolic Syndrome is a state of deranged metabolic and anthropometric status. Its prevalence is on the rise in most part of the world. It is considered as a precursor to various cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Objectives: 1. to determine the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in adults aged 20 years and above in rural area of district Ambala, Haryana. 2. To determine the socio-demographic factors associated with Metabolic Syndromes. Methods: In a community based cross-sectional study, total 1200 subjects aged 20 yrs and above were studied using multistage random sampling. Results: Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome was estimated by using criterion given by International Diabetes Federation. Metabolic Syndrome was found in 110 (9.2%) subjects and it was more prevalent among females 73 (66.36%) as compared to males 37(33.63%).Sedentary occupation and age were significantly associated with Metabolic Syndrome. Conclusions: Metabolic Syndrome is a health problem in the region and proper emphasis should be given on its prevention and control.