The prevalence and characteristics of metabolic syndrome according to different definitions in China: a nationwide cross-sectional study, 2012–2015

Yilin Huang, Linfeng Zhang, Zengwu Wang, Xin Wang, Zuo Chen, Lan Shao, Ye Tian, Congying Zheng, Lu Chen, Haoqi Zhou, Xue Cao, Yixin Tian & Runlin Gao
Abstract Background Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterized by a cluster of signs of metabolic disturbance and has caused a huge burden on the health system. The study aims to explore the prevalence and characteristics of MetS defined by different criteria in the Chinese population. Methods Using the data of the China Hypertension Survey (CHS), a nationally representative cross-sectional study from October 2012 to December 2015, a total of 28,717 participants aged 35 years and above...
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