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>Journals >Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social >Year 2007, Issue 6


Padierna-Luna JL, Ochoa-Rosas FS, Jaramillo-Villalobos B
Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Health Employees
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2007; 45 (6)

Language: Español
References: 27
Page: 593-599
PDF: 141.01 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Objective: to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in health employees of a general hospital in Celaya, Guanajuato.
Methods: design: cross-sectional survey to 200 healthy employees who were selected by labor category: nurses 71 (35%), general services 66 (33%), administrative 39 (19.5%), physicians 12 (6%) and chiefs of clinical department 12 (6%). The instrument was used to detect risk factors, evaluate clinically and through laboratory tests. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was done by following the NCEP-ATPIII criteria. A descriptive analysis was carried out.
Results: the study included 142 women (71%) and 58 men (29%) with an average age of 41 years (range 19 to 59). The global prevalence of MS was 29.5% (59 events). Six new cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus (3%), 38 with abnormal fasting glucose (19%) and 33 with abnormal blood pressure (16.5%): 23 participants with pre-hypertension, 7 in stage 1 and 3 in stage 2 were detected. Ten employees with MS (21%) tested positive for C-reactive protein.
Conclusion: the prevalence of MS of health employees is above figures reported in the literature for the general population.


Key words: metabolic syndrome, health personnel.


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