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Epidemiology and preventive medicine: Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease
e0247 Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome and its effect on Carotid artery intima-media thickness in Xinjiang Kazak populations
  1. Zixiang Yu,
  2. Yitong Ma,
  3. Yining Yang,
  4. Ding Huang,
  5. Xiang Ma,
  6. Zhenyan Fu
  1. First affiliated Hospital, Xinjiang Medical University, China


Objective To investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Xinjiang Kazak populations, and explore the effect of metabolic syndrome on Carotid artery intima-media thickness in Kazak populations.

Methods A cross sectional study was conducted in 1610 kazak participants aged from 19 years to 98 years (mean±SD, 46.7±12; 654 men and 956 women) in Xinjiang Yili. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) criteria for MS were used in the study. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) was measured by echocardiography. According to NCEP criteria, populations were divided into MS group and non-MS group.

Results The prevalence rate of MS by the NCEP criteria Was 40.1% (44.8% in men and 36.9% in women). IMT was significantly higher in MS group than non-MS group (p<0.05).

Conclusions MS is highly prevalent in Kazak populations in Xinjiang, particularly among men. And there was a tendency of increase in IMT with increasing components of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome in Kazak populations has adverse effect on early atherosclerosis. To find out high-risk MS groups is an important measure for preventing early atherosclerosis.

Keywords Metabolic diseases, prevalence, Atheroselerosis, Intima-media-thickness

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