Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its risk factors in adult Malaysians: results of a nationwide survey.

@article{Mohamud2012PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its risk factors in adult Malaysians: results of a nationwide survey.},
  author={Wan Nazaimoon-Wan Mohamud and Ikram Shah Bin Ismail and Amir Sharifuddin Md Khir and Ikram Shah Ismail and Kamarul Imran Musa and Khalid bin Abdul Kadir and Nor Azmi Kamaruddin and Nor Azwany Yaacob and Norlaila Mustafa and Osman B Ali and Siti Harnida Md Isa and Wan Mohamad Wan Bebakar},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={
          91-7
        }
}
Aim: To report the national prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its risk factors among adult Malaysians (>18 years old) based on World Health Organization (WHO), the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel III (ATP III), International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the 'Harmonized' criteria.Methods: A multi-stage stratified sampling method was used to select 4341 subjects from Peninsular and East Malaysia. Subjects underwent physical and clinical examinations.Results: Based… CONTINUE READING

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