Journal article

A comparison of the new international diabetes federation definition of metabolic syndrome to WHO and NCEP definitions in Chinese, European and South Asian origin adults

Nigel Unwin, Raj Bhopal, Louise Hayes, Martin White, Sheila Patel, Dalip Ragoobirsingh, George Alberti

ETHNICITY & DISEASE | INT SOC HYPERTENSION BLACKS-ISHIB | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence, agreement and phenotypic characteristics in three ethnic groups of the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition of metabolic syndrome (MS) to the World Health Organization (WHO) and national cholesterol education program (NCEP) definitions. SETTING: Newcastle upon Tyne, England. DESIGN: Cross-sectional surveys. PARTICIPANTS: Chinese (171 men and 185 women), European (257 men and 301 women), and South Asian (264 men and 295 women) adults, ages 25 to 64 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Anthropometric indices: blood pressure, fasting lipids, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance. RESULTS: IDF-defined MS was h..

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