Metabolic Syndrome in Indigenous Minorities of the North of Yakutia
International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(3):232-234.
Originally published September 15, 2018
The aim of our research was to study the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the North of Yakutia. The study was conducted under expeditionary conditions in the northern regions of Yakutia in the places where the indigenous peoples of the North live. A total of 686 people aged between 20 and 70 were examined in 4 districts: Anabarsky (Anabar), Nizhnekolymsky (Lower Kolyma), Verkhnekolymsky (Upper Kolyma), and Tomponsky (Tompo). In all regions, there was a high prevalence of hypertension, with the highest frequency in the Anabarsky District. The greatest frequency of MetS was found in the Evenks (56.7%) and the lowest in the Chukchi (20%). Women had higher MetS frequency than men, and differences between men and women are statistically significant, with the highest frequency in Evenks women (61.1%).
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Received June 14, 2018.
Accepted July 3, 2018.
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