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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in health personnel

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Julissa Bautista Cueva ,
Julissa Bautista Cueva

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería – Ecuador

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Evelin Velasco Acurio ,
Evelin Velasco Acurio

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería – Ecuador

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José Herrera López ,
José Herrera López

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería – Ecuador

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Eulalia Analuisa Jimenez ,
Eulalia Analuisa Jimenez

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería – Ecuador

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Diana Martínez Garcia ,
Diana Martínez Garcia

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería – Ecuador

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Verónica Cobo Sevilla ,
Verónica Cobo Sevilla

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Fisioterapia – Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: The metabolic syndrome (MS) has affected countless people in recent years, since it has currently harmed mainly people over 20 years of age, with a higher percentage in the female gender according to the sample of this research. Objective: To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in health personnel.
Methods: Descriptive design study with a quantitative approach, where laboratory tests and anthropometric measurements were taken together. The sampling was of the census type since 50 nursing professionals were taken from sentinel hospitals in the city of Ambato. The statistical process was carried out by tabulating the data using the statistical program SPSS 2.0.
Results: Among the main ones, Through the analysis carried out it was possible to show that around 30% of the population studied between 20 and 50 years of age, has at least 3 diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome such as: elevated blood pressure, increased body mass index, abdominal perimeter with high risk, higher HOMA index, high levels of basal glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Conclusions: Metabolic syndrome is an alteration that affects at least 30% of health personnel, since 18 patients out of 50 participants have more than 3 diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome, without having an underlying and/or diagnosed disease.

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Bautista Cueva J, Velasco Acurio E, Herrera López J, Analuisa Jimenez E, Martínez Garcia D, Cobo Sevilla V. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in health personnel. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 3 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];3:473. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/473

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