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0029 Trend study of metabolic syndrome in a working population from a developing nation to control prevalence of non-communicable diseases
  1. Rajat Kumar Saha
  1. Hero MotCorp Ltd, Dharuhera, Haryana, India


Introduction Non-communicable diseases play a vital role in the determination of overall health status of an individual. Metabolic syndrome, as per WHO criteria is associated with obesity as a major pre-determinant risk factor and other co-morbidities viz. diabetes mellitus, which increases the risk of coronary artery disease.

Aim/Objective To analyse its trend in a working population w.r.t some important defined variables, to correlate the prevalence over a few years and to justify need for control measures.

Methodology The study was conducted on executives of an automobile manufacturing unit; data was collected through health check reports; analysed by cross sectional study from last 6 years‘ data. Total data sample strength was 700 approx. 4 sample groups were, thus selected from 2009–10 to 2015–16. Correlation regression and ANOVA were used through SPSS v16. Study was pre-approved ethically and informed consent for the study was received.

Results The prevalence of MS, {p-hat (p)} over the years varied age group wise with p increasing in 2013–14 and 2015–16 data from 0.017 to 0.111 and 0.052 to 0.084 respectively. Correlation between BMI and SBP showed r=0.093 and r2=0.009. Similarly, BMI vs DBP, BMI vs FBS and BMI vs TG- showed positive correlation. Comparison of BMI means through ANOVA revealed statistically significant p value while comparing data set of 2011–12 with 2013–14 and also between 2013–14 and 2015–16.

Conclusion The study justified the need for application of preventive measures in the form of health education, promotion of health awareness and regular health check-ups.

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