METABOLIC SYNDROME: PREVALENCE (IDF & NCEP-ATP III) IN UDHAMPUR, JAMMU CITYAbstract
Aim: To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Udhampur, J & K population according to two different criteria’s (IDF & NCEP-ATP III). Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted for the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among 210 participants. A pre-designed questionnaire was used to collect data, including demographic information; physical activity and biochemical parameters form their medical reports. Results: The study participants with a mean age of 55.79 yr consisted of 51.9% males and 48.09% females. Metabolic syndrome was seen in 46.67% and 35.24% subjects according to IDF and NCEP-ATP III criteria, respectively. The age-specific prevalence of metabolic syndrome was observed higher in the older group. Conclusion: It can be improved by encouraging the patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle with the intervention of regular physical activity and dietary modifications.