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Article: Men in Macau SAR have higher prevalence in metabolic syndrome and among related metabolic components: a cross-sectional Macau Health Survey

TitleMen in Macau SAR have higher prevalence in metabolic syndrome and among related metabolic components: a cross-sectional Macau Health Survey
Authors
KeywordsOverweight
Obesity
Cardio-metabolic risk factors
South China
Macau SAR
Issue Date2014
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2014, v. 14, p. article no.1065 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground Macau has recently experienced expansive socioeconomic growth, leading to lifestyle changes that could have contributed to the development of certain diseases. Little information exists on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and associated risk factors. This information is important, since the management of MetS is tightly connected with prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the population. Methods This study is based on the cross-sectional Macau Health Survey 2006. Information on anthropometry, physical measurements, socio-demographics, laboratory tests and life-style habits was collected by trained health professionals from a random sub-population sample, aged 18-44 (32.6 ± 8.3). Body Mass Index (BMI) cut-offs were based on WHO criteria for Asian population. The prevalence of MetS, as defined by the International Diabetes Federation was calculated and the associated lifestyle factors were analysed. Results Among Macau’s adults (n = 1592), the age-adjusted prevalence of MetS was over two times higher in men (10.5%) than in woman (3.7%), (p <0.01). 15.8% were overweight (BMI ≥23 < 25) and 18.8% were obese (BMI ≥25). Man had significantly higher risk profile in almost all components of MetS (p <0.001), except the waist circumference and HDL. BMI, age and education were significantly related to MetS in both genders (p <0.001). Conclusions We found significant gender differences in MetS among the 18 – 44 year old population of Macau, which should be addressed separately in the gender-specific preventive strategies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214747
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.209
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.372

 

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dc.contributor.authorSobko, T-
dc.contributor.authorTrindade, D-
dc.contributor.authorLao, QX-
dc.contributor.authorWong, M-
dc.contributor.authorTong, KI-
dc.contributor.authorChan, KW-
dc.contributor.authorGu, K-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T11:54:04Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T11:54:04Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health, 2014, v. 14, p. article no.1065-
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214747-
dc.description.abstractBackground Macau has recently experienced expansive socioeconomic growth, leading to lifestyle changes that could have contributed to the development of certain diseases. Little information exists on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and associated risk factors. This information is important, since the management of MetS is tightly connected with prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the population. Methods This study is based on the cross-sectional Macau Health Survey 2006. Information on anthropometry, physical measurements, socio-demographics, laboratory tests and life-style habits was collected by trained health professionals from a random sub-population sample, aged 18-44 (32.6 ± 8.3). Body Mass Index (BMI) cut-offs were based on WHO criteria for Asian population. The prevalence of MetS, as defined by the International Diabetes Federation was calculated and the associated lifestyle factors were analysed. Results Among Macau’s adults (n = 1592), the age-adjusted prevalence of MetS was over two times higher in men (10.5%) than in woman (3.7%), (p <0.01). 15.8% were overweight (BMI ≥23 < 25) and 18.8% were obese (BMI ≥25). Man had significantly higher risk profile in almost all components of MetS (p <0.001), except the waist circumference and HDL. BMI, age and education were significantly related to MetS in both genders (p <0.001). Conclusions We found significant gender differences in MetS among the 18 – 44 year old population of Macau, which should be addressed separately in the gender-specific preventive strategies.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth/-
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Public Health-
dc.rightsBMC Public Health. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectOverweight-
dc.subjectObesity-
dc.subjectCardio-metabolic risk factors-
dc.subjectSouth China-
dc.subjectMacau SAR-
dc.titleMen in Macau SAR have higher prevalence in metabolic syndrome and among related metabolic components: a cross-sectional Macau Health Survey-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSobko, T: tsobko@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySobko, T=rp01843-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-14-1065-
dc.identifier.hkuros248287-
dc.identifier.volume14-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no.1065-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no.1065-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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