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A pilot study on metabolic syndrome and its correlated factors of 7th grade students in Pingtung city
Kao Cheng Chih
7th grade students
The aim of this study was to investigate theincidence of metabolic syndrome of 7th grade students in Pingtung city and it related factors, especially their individual background and unhealthy life style. A cross-sectional design was chosen and dates collected included height, weight, blood pressure, waist circumference and blood biochemical values such as fasting blood glucose (TG), fasting triglyceride (TC) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). Self-reported questionnaires that include: personal background information on eating behavior, exercise behavior, unhealthy behavior such as drinking, smoking and betel nut rest behavior and about their 7th grade students’ daily life in Pingtung city. A total of 1995 copies of questionnaire were effectively completed and 886 blood biochemical value dates retrieved The results showed that: 1. Out of the 6 determinant factors for metabolic syndrome, obesity and blood pressure abnormalities stand the highest incidence among these 7th grade students. Their incidence of being obesity was higher than all other 7th grade students in Taiwan. 2. According to Department of Health of Taiwan which set the guideline to use obesity in replace the waist 90 percentile, to make the diagnosis of “metabolic syndrome” appropriate to regional standards for diagnosis. Significant difference noted for study objects, sex, hepatitis and time waste on watching TV. Finally, according to the results from this study, we propose suggestions on health education for 7th grade students, health promotion strategies and health medical check up. It also served as guideline for future prevention of 7th grade student’s metabolic syndrome and more detail research.
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