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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome, its relationship with mental health (anger) and sociodemographic characteristics in women residing in central district of Malatya: a cross-sectional observational study

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Author(s): Feray Çetin | Gülsen Güneş | Ali Özer

Journal: Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi
ISSN 1302-8723

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Metabolic syndrome | prevalence | anger | women | mental health

ABSTRACT
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its relationship with mental health (anger) and sociodemographic characteristics in women residing central district of Malatya.Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted between April and September 2008. The relationships between MetS and mental health (anger) and sociodemographic properties were examined. Chi-square and Student t-test were used for the statistical analysis. Results: Mean age of the women included in this study was 41.9±12.7 years. MetS prevalence was 30.9%, for the age group of 60 and over prevalence was 61.3%. There was a statistically meaningful relation between MetS prevalence and the educational background, marital status, body-mass index (BMI) and family type (p0.05). The most common MetS parameters findings of our study were abdominal obesity (45.6%, waist circumference>88 cm) and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Among MetS diagnosed women included in this study the most common finding was fasting blood glucose (76.7%), which were followed by high triglycerides (69.4%) and hypertension (63.5%). Conclusion: Taking control over or avoiding obesity plays a crucial role in prevention of MetS development. There was a significant relationship between MetS prevalence and education, BMI and family type in the study group. In the current study, there was no any significant relation between MetS and anger scale.

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