H.M. The King's Initiation on Metabolic Syndrome among Adult in Yao Noi Island, Thailand

Kamchuchat, Chalermrat; Inkapatanakul, Wasin; Chunkao, Kasem; Chaeychomsri, Win; Siruntawineti, Jindawan
May 2012
Modern Applied Science;May2012, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p111
Academic Journal
The cross-sectional study aimed to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among adults in Yao Noi Island, Phangnga Province, Thailand. The survey was conducted with randomly selected areas including 7 villages from Yao Noi Island, Phangnga province, Thailand. Two hundred and twenty-seven adults with aged more than 20 years old and concluded the study between October and December, 2010. The definition of Metabolic syndrome is defined by the modified National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III report. The questionnaire, physical and clinical examination were collected. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 12.8% in average, with women (13.9%) more than men (9.1%) respectively. The most common risk factors of metabolic syndrome in women were the abdominal obesity of more than 80 cm (61.6%), a high FPG (30.3%) and elevated TG (20.9%). Among men, the risk factors were the abdominal obesity of more than 90 cm (16.4%), a high FPG (47.3%) and high elevated TG (32.7%). The prevalence increased from 8.7% among subjects aged between 20 and 29 years to 21.2% with the subjects aged 50 years or older. These findings suggest that MS is becoming a remarkable health problem in Thailand. The preventive measurement can reduce mortality especially healthy life style education programs such as weight reduction activity, physical activity and healthy diets.


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