Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Chinese nickel-exposed workers.


The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) was investigated in Chinese nickel-exposed workers. A total of 35 104 subjects were enrolled in this study. The age-adjusted prevalence of MS, BMI⋝25, diabetes, hypertension, and abnormal lipid was 13.9%, 29.5%, 12.8%, 27.5%, and 47.1%, respectively. The prevalence of BMI⋝25, hyperglycemia, and hypertension increased with the age of males and females, and was higher in males than in females (37.1% vs 21.5%, 15.9% vs 12.1%, 35.0% vs 24.3%, 54.3% vs 40.4%).

DOI: 10.3967/bes2014.077

Cite this paper

@article{Yang2014PrevalenceOM, title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Chinese nickel-exposed workers.}, author={Ai Min Yang and Ya Na Bai and Hong Quan Pu and Tong Zheng and Ning Cheng and Juan Li and Hai Yan Li and Ya Wei Zhang and Jiao Ding and Hui Su and Xiao Wei Ren and Xiao Bin Hu}, journal={Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES}, year={2014}, volume={27 6}, pages={475-7} }