J Agric Med Community Health.  2010 Mar;35(1):36-45.

Changes of Risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome among the Elderly in the Rural Area after Two Years

  • 1Department of Nursing, Dongkang College, Korea.
  • 2Jangsung-Gun Public Health Center, Korea. potatto123@korea.kr
  • 3Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea.
  • 4Jeonbuk Science College, Korea.


OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to examine the healthy lifestyle influenced on the metabolic syndrome among the elderly in the rural area. We examined the changes of risk factors of metabolic syndrome after two years. METHOD: Out of 134 who did health screening at the J county health center from July 1 to August 31, 2006, 65 aged people confirmed to metabolism syndrome were selected as subjects. For the final analysis, 62 aged people who revisited after two years were selected our subjects. The data were analyzed using SPSS PC+ 12.0 program for descriptive, Chi-square test, t-test and ANOVA analysis. RESULT: The result of this study indicated that 62 metabolic syndrome patients in 2006 decreased into 53, and women were higher than men. The difference in the metabolic syndrome came from level of education, smoking, health practices, and past illness history.
Therefore, the change of lifestyle needs to be induced by the level of education, and for the group of smoking, non-exercise, and past illness history not only regular checkups to prevent metabolic syndrome but also education to have interest on themselves may need intensively.


Elderly; Metabolic syndrome; Behavior
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