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Revista de Salud Pública

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ROLDAN-MENCO, Consuelo; DIAZ-PEREZ, Anderson; BARRIOS-PUERTA, Zorayda  and  PINTO-ARAGON, Elvis E.. Metabolic syndrome and concentrations of uric acid and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.5, pp.603-608. ISSN 0124-0064.


To establish the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) according to ATP III and its correlation with the concentration of uric acid and C-reactive protein (CRP) in people aged between 45 and 60, living in the Getsemaní neighborhood of Cartagena.

Materials and Methods

Observational, descriptive-correlational study on a population of 802 inhabitants of the Getsemaní neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia. A random sample of 302 inhabitants was analyzed with a 95% confidence interval and 5% margin of error. ATP III diagnostic criteria were applied, and the instrument used included basic data about the general context of the patient (social, demographic and economic aspects, family history, work activity and physical characteristics such as weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and BMI), as well as diagnostic tests such as glycemia, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDLc, LDLc, uric acid and ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein.


The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the susceptible population is 18 %. The most common metabolic syndrome factor is abdominal obesity with 85 %, followed by increase of triglycerides by 76 %.


The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was considered high when applying ATP III criteria. No significant association was observed regarding CRP values and the chances of developing metabolic syndrome in both men and women. However, uric acid levels were correlated to the disease in the group of women susceptible to suffering from MS with a value of p=0.0022.

Keywords : Hypertension; uric acid; syndrome; metabolic; obesity; risk factors (source: MeSH, NLM).

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