Indian Journal of Community Medicine

: 2010  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 122--124

Metabolic syndrome: An occupational perspective

Chitra V Nair 
 Heavy Water Plant Kota, PO Anushakti, Via Kota, Rajasthan - 323 303, India

Correspondence Address:
Chitra V Nair
M 18, RH 4 Sector 6, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Objective: To study the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) in an Indian industrial setup and to study disparity in occurrence of MS in a working population based on occupational status. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study of 651 employees who underwent periodic medical examination. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition of MS and International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO)-88 classification of occupations were used. Results: The overall crude prevalence of MS was found to be 18.5%. Nineteen percent of the non-manual workers and 18.3% of the manual workers suffered from MS. The single largest occupational category with MS was ISCO-88 group 1, which included the managers and senior officials. However, no difference was found among the manual and non-manual workers in prevalence of MS.

How to cite this article:
Nair CV. Metabolic syndrome: An occupational perspective.Indian J Community Med 2010;35:122-124

How to cite this URL:
Nair CV. Metabolic syndrome: An occupational perspective. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];35:122-124
Available from:;year=2010;volume=35;issue=1;spage=122;epage=124;aulast=Nair;type=0