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Med Arch. 2017; 71(6): 412-416

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in the Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients

Khaled A. Alswat, Abdullah K. Alnemari, Ibrahim Alghamdi, Alhanouf Abdullah Almalki, Bandar Al-thomali, Talal Mahfouz.


Introduction: Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is one of the most common syndromes that include a set of serious cardiovascular risk factors. MetS is highly prevalent in the high risk population and contributes to reduced lifespan. The primary goal of the study is to assess the prevalence of MetS and its relation to the treatment modalities and the psychiatric diagnosis. Methods: A cross-sectional study for the hospitalized patients in the Mental Health hospital in Taif city, Saudi Arabia that was conducted between Dec 2013 - Nov 2015. We included adult patients who were admitted to the inpatient service. We diagnosed MetS according to the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition. Results: A total of 313 patients with mean age 48.4+10.8 years old, the majority were male and single, 68.3% have high school degree or less, mean BMI in the overweight range, and mean waist circumference 96.5+14.0 cm. Compared to these without MetS, those with MetS more likely to have BMI and waist circumference (P

Key words: Metabolic syndrome, MetS, psychiatric, inpatient.

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