Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Filipino-Americans: A Cross-Sectional StudyApplied Nursing Research (2013)
The aims of this study are a) to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Filipino-Americans, b) to compare the rate of metabolic syndrome between Filipino men and women, and c) to examine the prevalence of central adiposity.
Filipino-Americans are the second largest Asian subgroup in the United States and their leading cause of death is coronary heart disease (CHD).
This study utilized a descriptive correlational, cross-sectional design that included a convenience sample of 300 Filipino-Americans residing in Southern Nevada. Survey questionnaires were used to collect the sample's demographic data and presence of CHD risk factors. Waist circumference measurements were used to examine central adiposity.
Metabolic syndrome and central adiposity are highly prevalent among Filipino-Americans residing in Southern
Nevada. More men than women had the syndrome, but the rate of central adiposity was significantly higher in women than in men.
Intensive lifestyle modifications and treatment are indicated to decrease the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the risk of heart disease in this group.
- Metabolic syndrome,
- Coronary heart disease,
- Abdominal obesity,
- Central adiposity
Publication DateNovember, 2013
Citation InformationAlona Dalusung-Angosta and Antonio P. Gutierrez. "Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Filipino-Americans: A Cross-Sectional Study" Applied Nursing Research Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2013) p. 192 - 197
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/antonio-gutierrez/2/