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Article: Spousal concordance of metabolic syndrome in 3141 Korean couples: A nationwide survey

TitleSpousal concordance of metabolic syndrome in 3141 Korean couples: A nationwide survey
Authors
KeywordsMetabolic Syndrome X - epidemiology
Health Surveys
Korea - epidemiology
Issue Date2006
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/annepidem
Citation
Annals of Epidemiology, 2006, v. 16 n. 4, p. 292-298 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: Epidemiologic data from various regions have shown familial correlations of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome (MES), but not spousal concordance that reflects shared environmental factors, which we describe in a Korean general population. METHODS: We selected 3141 couples; both partners of all couples had completed a national health examination. MES was determined according to National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel-III (NCEP ATP-III) definitions, except for waist circumference, where Asian cutoffs were used. For each MES component, unadjusted and age-adjusted spousal correlations and spousal concordance, were calculated, using logistic regression analysis after adjustment for spousal ages. RESULTS: There were strong positive spousal correlations for each component of the MES, even after adjustment for age. Significant spousal concordance of MES was also observed. Men whose wives had MES had 1.29 (95%CI, 1.07-1.57) times higher risk of having MES, compared to those whose wives did not. Women whose husbands had MES were also at 1.32 (95% CI, 1.09-1.61) times higher risk of having the MES. CONCLUSIONS: There was significant spousal concordance of the MES in Koreans, which implies shared environmental factors contribute to the development of the MES. Targeting screening or disease prevention measures of partners of people with the MES may be beneficial.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48550
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dc.contributor.authorKim, HCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKang, DRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNam, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, GNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSuh, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T04:16:56Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-22T04:16:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of Epidemiology, 2006, v. 16 n. 4, p. 292-298en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1047-2797en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48550-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Epidemiologic data from various regions have shown familial correlations of cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome (MES), but not spousal concordance that reflects shared environmental factors, which we describe in a Korean general population. METHODS: We selected 3141 couples; both partners of all couples had completed a national health examination. MES was determined according to National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel-III (NCEP ATP-III) definitions, except for waist circumference, where Asian cutoffs were used. For each MES component, unadjusted and age-adjusted spousal correlations and spousal concordance, were calculated, using logistic regression analysis after adjustment for spousal ages. RESULTS: There were strong positive spousal correlations for each component of the MES, even after adjustment for age. Significant spousal concordance of MES was also observed. Men whose wives had MES had 1.29 (95%CI, 1.07-1.57) times higher risk of having MES, compared to those whose wives did not. Women whose husbands had MES were also at 1.32 (95% CI, 1.09-1.61) times higher risk of having the MES. CONCLUSIONS: There was significant spousal concordance of the MES in Koreans, which implies shared environmental factors contribute to the development of the MES. Targeting screening or disease prevention measures of partners of people with the MES may be beneficial.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/annepidemen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsAnnals of Epidemiology. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectMetabolic Syndrome X - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subjectHealth Surveysen_HK
dc.subjectKorea - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.titleSpousal concordance of metabolic syndrome in 3141 Korean couples: A nationwide surveyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1047-2797&volume=16&issue=4&spage=292&epage=298&date=2006&atitle=Spousal+concordance+of+metabolic+syndrome+in+3141+Korean+couples:+A+nationwide+surveyen_HK
dc.identifier.emailThomas, GN: gneilthomas@yahoo.co.uken_HK
dc.description.naturepostprinten_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.annepidem.2005.07.052en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16230025-
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