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BMC Public Health

, 10:140

First Online: 17 March 2010Received: 21 December 2009Accepted: 17 March 2010DOI: 10.1186-1471-2458-10-140

Cite this article as: Yi, Z., Jing, J., Xiu-ying, L. et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10: 140. doi:10.1186-1471-2458-10-140


BackgroundMetabolic syndrome MS is combination of medical disorders that increase people-s risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Little data exists on the prevalence of MS of rural original adults in Ningxia of China.

MethodsA cross-sectional survey method was used and the participants were interviewed by trained health workers under a structured questionnaire in rural of Ningxia in 2008. The number of research subjects was 1612. MS was defined by International Diabetes Federation IDF 2005.

ResultsThe age-adjusted prevalence of the metabolic syndrome was 11.8%, whereas ethnic-specific prevalence was 10.3% in Han ethnic group and 13.7% in Hui ethnic group. Components of MS and MS were more common in Hui ethnic group than Han ethnic group. The mean levels and prevalence of abnormal value increased with increasing age in both ethnic groups Cochran-Artimage test for trend, Hui ethnic group P < 0.05, Han ethnic group P < 0.01.

ConclusionsThe prevalence of MS was high in rural residents- adults in Ningxia. Clustering of MS components and MS was increased with age. The components of MS have big differences among different ethnic groups.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2458-10-140 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Zhao Yi - Jin Jing - Liu Xiu-ying - Xu Hongxia - Yang Jianjun - Zhang Yuhong


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