Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a rural area of Brazil.

  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a rural area of Brazil.},
  author={Gustavo Vel{\'a}squez-Mel{\'e}ndez and Andr{\'e}a Gazzinelli and Rodrigo Corr{\^e}a-Oliveira and Adriano Marçal Pimenta and Gilberto Kac},
  journal={Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina},
  volume={125 3},
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome (MS) is recognized worldwide as an important public health concern. However, little information is available for rural populations in Brazil. The aim was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with MS in a rural village in Brazil in 2004. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional population-based study, in Virgem das Graças, a rural community in the Jequitinhonha Valley, State of Minas Gerais. METHODS MS was the dependent variable, defined… CONTINUE READING


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