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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 122-124
Metabolic syndrome: An occupational perspective

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

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Chitra V Nair
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.62569

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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.

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