International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Cardiology Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017


Differences in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Urban and Rural Kashmiri Population

Atif Rasool Kawoosa | Aamir Rashid | Fiza Parvez Khan


Abstract: Introduction: With the increasing urbanization of India and the putative link of urbanization to obesity, diabetes and hypertension, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome is likely to be higher among urban residents as compared to rural. There is scant data on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome from India, especially regarding urbanrural differences in the burden of metabolic syndrome. Aims & Objectives: To compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Urban & Rural adults from our local kashmiri population. Material & Methods The study was a population based study and subjects were chosen from the general population. Subjects were chosen from both urban and rural areas. For Metabolic Syndrome two definition were used. ATP III definition & IDF definition. Results: We examined a total of 370 subjects for our study. Age range was 18-80 years and mean age was 39.39 12.45 years. Males were 119 and females were 251. Prevalence of M. S. was significantly higher in urban (39.4 % with ATP and 46.5 % with IDF) as compared to rural (14 % with ATP III & 17 % with IDF) population (p


Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, Urban, rural


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,


Pages: 2534 - 2537


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