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Original scientific paper

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia

Branimir Nevajda ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Havelka-Mestrovic ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Zagreb, Croatia
Morana Bilic ; University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Health Psychology, Zagreb, Croatia
Andreja Podvez Nevajda ; University of Zagreb, University Hospital for Tumors, Department of Internal Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Dominik Romic ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Zagreb, Croatia
Vladimira Vuletic ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Zagreb, Croatia
Snjezana Cukljek ; University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Health Psychology, Zagreb, Croatia
Mario Sicaja ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
Zeljko Bocina ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Nevajda, B., Havelka-Mestrovic, A., Bilic, M., Podvez Nevajda, A., Romic, D., Vuletic, V., ... Bocina, Z. (2013). Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia. Collegium antropologicum, 37 (1), 203-206. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559
MLA 8th Edition
Nevajda, Branimir, et al. "Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 37, no. 1, 2013, pp. 203-206. https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Nevajda, Branimir, Ana Havelka-Mestrovic, Morana Bilic, Andreja Podvez Nevajda, Dominik Romic, Vladimira Vuletic, Snjezana Cukljek, Mario Sicaja and Zeljko Bocina. "Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia." Collegium antropologicum 37, no. 1 (2013): 203-206. https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559
Harvard
Nevajda, B., et al. (2013). 'Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia', Collegium antropologicum, 37(1), pp. 203-206. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559 (Accessed 24 September 2021)
Vancouver
Nevajda B, Havelka-Mestrovic A, Bilic M, Podvez Nevajda A, Romic D, Vuletic V, et al. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2021 September 24];37(1):203-206. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559
IEEE
B. Nevajda, et al., "Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in the Old Institutionalized People in Zagreb, Croatia", Collegium antropologicum, vol.37, no. 1, pp. 203-206, 2013. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559. [Accessed: 24 September 2021]

Abstracts
Metabolic syndrome (MeS) is defined by a cluster of abnormalities comprising obesity, hypertension, carbohydrate intolerance and dyslipidemia. MeS increases the risk of developing various diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral angiopathy and type 2 diabetes1,2. In our study, the subjects were 561 persons, residents of 11 homes for the elderly in Zagreb, Croatia. There were 160 men (28,5%) and 401 women (71.5%), aged from 56 to 96 years (the average being 79 years). Physical examination was conducted, which included blood pressure measurement, and body height and weight. Blood samples were taken for biochemical analysis. Along with other biochemical parameters, the levels of glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol (LDL, HDL-C) were also measured. The results have shown the prevalence of MeS in the elderly instutionalised people to be in the range of 20.8%, according to WHO criteria. The most common MeS component was hypertension, and it was significantly more frequent in women than in men; also, the elevated triglyceride levels were more often found in women; the difference between men and women was also statistically significant. MeS is a serious and growing health problem not only in Croatia but worldwide as well. Further studies are needed to verify the prevalence of MeS in Croatia, as it is a major risk for CVD and many other severe diseases.

Keywords
metabolic syndrome (MeS); hypertension; senior population

Hrčak ID: 99559

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/99559

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