Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Health Care Personnel and Office Workers in Lampang Hospital

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Uthai Phengtham


Background : Metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Currently the most popular criteria for MetS diagnosis is the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) consensus 2005. Its prevalence has been documented in some studies in Thailand, but mostly did not use IDF criteria.
Objective : To estimate the prevalence of MetS in healthcare personnel and office workers in Lampang Hospital.
Material and method : The medical records of annual check-up results of Lampang Hospital personnel between October 2008 and September 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. General data, clinical findings and laboratory results were recorded. MetS diagnosis was based on IDF criteria. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics.
Results : Among 1,199 personnel recruited in this study, the mean age was 46.2 ± 6.4 years and 83.1% were female. The prevalence of MetS was 9.5 % (15.3% in male and 8.3% in female). Its prevalence increased with age.
Conclusion : The prevalence of MetS in healthcare personnel and office workers in Lampang Hospital was 9.5% and increased with age. Diet control and regular exercise should be encouraged to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Phengtham, U. . (2022). Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Health Care Personnel and Office Workers in Lampang Hospital. Lampang Medical Journal, 32(1), 11–17. Retrieved from
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