Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
versão ISSN 1561-2953
BUSTILLO SOLANO, Emilio et al. Metabolic syndrome, a non diagnosed health problem. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.3, pp. 167-181. ISSN 1561-2953.
Introduction: a cross-sectional on prevalence was conducted in the north area of the Sancti Spiritus city from January, 2006 to December, 2009. Objective: to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according the criteria of the Latin-American of Diabetes. Methods: the study universe included persons aged 16 or more from 20 randomized consulting rooms, which accounted for the 40 % of north area total. The averaged sample was of 913 persons where 1 019 were polled and assessed. The 93,62 % were residents of urban area. Home selection was made through a randomized number table. Results: global prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased significantly with age of the person (³ 50 years old) with a body mass index (³ 25 kg/m²) with the urban origin persons and with the glucose metabolism deterioration. Conclusions: prevalence of metabolic in study population is high.
Palavras-chave : metabolic syndrome; diagnostic criterion; Latin-American Association of Diabetes; demographic study of prevalence.