Gender, socio-economic status and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and old adults

@article{Santos2008GenderSS,
  title={Gender, socio-economic status and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and old adults},
  author={Ana Cristina Santos and Shah Ebrahim and Henrique Barros},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={62 - 62}
}
BACKGROUND Studies that addressed social and economic determinants of cardiovascular diseases, consistently showed an increase prevalence of the individual features of metabolic syndrome in the lower socio-economic strata. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the association between social class and metabolic syndrome in a sample of urban middle-aged and old Portuguese adults. METHODS We evaluated 1962 subjects (1207 women and 755 men) aged 40 or more years. Marital status, education… CONTINUE READING

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