• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 8, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Metabolic Syndrome Components and Living Habits According to Fasting Blood Sugar Measured by Glucometer in Workers


Background: Many studies have underlined the importance of the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Workplace can serve as an important place for prevention and control of MetS.Objective: This study was performed to compare the prevalence of MetS, its components and living habits according to Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) measured by portable glucometer in workers under 40 years old. Results: Prevalence of MetS was 11.2% in male workers and 1.8% in female workers. There were significant differences in the number of MetS components in male workers according to FBS level (p<.05). Smoking and drinking showed significant relations with high FBS (≥126) in men and women respectively (p<.05). Conclusion: Occupational health manager should effort to manage and control the level of blood glucose of workers in workplace to prevent MetS. Also, effective intervention programs are needed to promote smoking cessation and alcohol-reducing.
Keywords: Alcohol Drinking, Fasting Blood Sugar, Metabolic Syndrome Components, Smoking, Worker


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