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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors among Palestinian adults (20-65 years) at the Gaza Strip.

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dc.contributor.author Sirdah, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.author Al Laham, Nahed A.
dc.contributor.author Abu Ghali, Asmaa
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-20T16:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-20T16:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2011 Apr-Jun;5(2):93-7. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2012.02.024 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.alazhar.edu.ps/xmlui/handle/123456789/266
dc.description.abstract Abstract OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a multifaceted syndrome and has been described as a clustering of several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of MetS and its individual components among Palestinian adults, 20-65 years old in Gaza Strip. In addition to find any possible associations with socioeconomic and demographic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study sample included 230 adults aged 20-65 years. Data were collected by questionnaire interviews, anthropometrics, and biochemical analysis that included: serum glucose, total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, and LDL. MetS was defined according to the NCEP/ATP III diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: Overall prevalence of MetS was 23.0% among the study subjects, with no significant differences between males (18.1%) and females (28.1%). The prevalence of MetS increased significantly with age and was associated significantly with physical activity and martial status, while no significant associations were found with household income; geographical locality; smoking; watching TV; or family history. CONCLUSIONS: Age, sex, physical activity and marital status are risk factors independently associated with MetS in the Palestinian population at the Gaza Strip. National health awareness and preventive programs should be established aiming at decreasing of MetS trends in the Palestinian population at Gaza Strip. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Metabolic syndrome Hypertriglyceridemia Hypertension Dyslipidemia Obesity Gaza Strip en_US
dc.title Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated socioeconomic and demographic factors among Palestinian adults (20-65 years) at the Gaza Strip. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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