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Relationship between education level, age and the metabolic syndrome in women

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Chinese Journal of Health Management
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女性;代谢综合征X;文化程度;年龄;Female;Metabolic syndrome X;Education level;Age

Abstract´╝Ü Objective To analyze the association between metabolic syndrome (MS) and education level in women.Methods A total of 810 adult females (aged 20 to 60 years) from specified hospital of Beijing were enrolled in this investigation. Questionnaires and physical examinations were completed to collect data. Education level was indicated as degree of education and length of schooling. Analysis of Variance and logistic regression were used for data analysis. Results Significant differences of waist circumstance,systolic blood pressure,diastolic blood pressure and fasting blood glucose were found among respondents with different education level ( all P < 0.05 ).Lower education level was positively associated with risk of MS when adjusted for cigarette smoking,alcohol consumption,food intake,medical history of critical illness and genetic disease,socioeconomic status,and stress.After adjustment for age,the effect wasn't significant anymore.Conclusion Education level may show important effects on MS among women.

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