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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome associated factors in the adult in UAE: effect of gender and age

Harfil, Sondos and AbuOdeh, Raed and Abdel-Rahman, Wael and Kuttulebbai Naina Mohamed Salam, Sirajudeen and Jan Mohamed, Hamid Jan (2020) Prevalence of metabolic syndrome associated factors in the adult in UAE: effect of gender and age. Obesity, 28 (Supplement 2). pp. 142-143. ISSN 1930-739X

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Background: There’s a noticeable prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Information is deficient on gender- and age-specific patterns and the prevalence of MetS along with the associated factors in the adult population. Objectives:: The aims of this study were to investigate the (1) gender-specific prevalence of MetS by its component and (2) the prevalence of MetS, and it’s component abnormalities by age group < 40 and > 40 years in UAE adults. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed on 272 adults in Sharjah, UAE (Mean age, 34 ; 39.3% males, 60.7% females). Anthropometric measurements were collected (i.e. blood pressure, waist circumference, weight, and height). Fasting blood samples were analyzed to measure highdensity lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL), triglyceride (TG), fasting blood glucose, IL-6, hs-CRP and TNF- and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Results: 25% of the adults were diagnosed with Mets with higher prevalence in males (55.9%) compared to females (44.1%). 69.1.3% of the participants diagnosed with Mets were < 40 years, while they represent 17.2% of the participants in this study. Considering the Mets associated factors, blood pressure, waist circumference, HDL, TG, fasting blood glucose, hs-CRP and HOMA-IR were significantly higher in males (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Metabolic syndrome is predominant in the representative population in Sharjah, UAE, with visible gender and age pattern. The prevalence of Mets in the younger age group < 40 years is a critical factor that requires attention in order to prevent the progress of the cardiovascular diseases associated with Mets in the population.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Additional Information: 9547/85815
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 14:55
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 12:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85815

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