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Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome in an adult Lebanese population

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dc.contributor.author Sibai A.-M.
dc.contributor.author Obeid O.
dc.contributor.author Batal M.
dc.contributor.author Adra N.
dc.contributor.author Khoury D.E.
dc.contributor.author Hwalla N.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2008
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:24:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:24:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.precon.2007.06.002
dc.identifier.issn 18754570
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20256
dc.description.abstract Aim: To assess the prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome in an adult population attending health centers in Lebanon. Methods and results: A sample of 499 men and women aged 18-65 years was drawn randomly from 23 health centers, selected proportionate to their distribution in the six administrative districts across Lebanon. Using standardized techniques, anthropometric measurements were taken and biochemical analyses were conducted. Based on the International Diabetes Federation classification criteria, the overall prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (≥2 factors additional to abdominal obesity) was 31.2percent in the total sample and was significantly higher in men than women (OR = 2.31, 95percent CI = 1.41-3.79). Abdominal obesity and low HDL-C were the factors that contributed most to the overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Lack of physical exercise was associated significantly with higher odds of metabolic syndrome, even after adjusting for baseline characteristics, energy consumption and fat intake (OR = 2.40, 95percent CI = 1.02-4.51). Conclusion: While larger population-based studies are needed, the relatively high prevalence of abdominal obesity and the negative association observed between metabolic syndrome and physical activity should trigger public health policies to institute multi-component interventions promoting physical activity and weight control nationwide. © 2007 World Heart Federation.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (83-90)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: CVD Prevention and Control; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 3; no. 2; Pages: (83-90);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome in an adult Lebanese population
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Sibai, A.-M., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Obeid, O., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Batal, M., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Adra, N., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Khoury, D.E., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Hwalla, N., Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Hwalla, N.; Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon; email: nahla@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Nutrition and Food Sciences;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Nutrition and Food Sciences
dc.contributor.authorDivision
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 47049087031
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle CVD Prevention and Control
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr CVD Prev. Contr.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 3
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Adults
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword metabolic syndrome
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword physical activity
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex High density lipoprotein cholesterol
dc.subject.otherIndex low density lipoprotein cholesterol
dc.subject.otherIndex abdominal obesity
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex anthropometry
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex asian
dc.subject.otherIndex biochemistry
dc.subject.otherIndex caloric intake
dc.subject.otherIndex cholesterol blood level
dc.subject.otherIndex correlational study
dc.subject.otherIndex disease classification
dc.subject.otherIndex exercise
dc.subject.otherIndex fat intake
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex geographic distribution
dc.subject.otherIndex health care policy
dc.subject.otherIndex health center
dc.subject.otherIndex health promotion
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex metabolic syndrome x
dc.subject.otherIndex physical activity
dc.subject.otherIndex population research
dc.subject.otherIndex practice guideline
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex public health service
dc.subject.otherIndex risk assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex risk factor
dc.subject.otherIndex standardization
dc.subject.otherIndex weight control
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precon.2007.06.002


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