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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-210

Correlates of cardiometabolic risk factors among women of an ethnic tribal community of Tripura

1 Research Scholar, Department of Human Physiology, Tripura University (A Central University), Agartala, Tripura, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Human Physiology, Tripura University (A Central University), Agartala, Tripura, India

Correspondence Address:
Dipayan Choudhuri
Department of Human Physiology, Tripura University (A Central University), Suryamaninagar, Agartala - 799 022, Tripura
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_90_16

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Cardiometabolic health status of 356 women (age 25–65 years) from Tripuri tribal community of Tripura, a Northeastern state of India was evaluated. The height, weight, waist, hip circumference and blood pressure, blood sugar, total cholesterol, triglyceride; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were recorded. Cardiometabolic risk was assessed according to the recent definition for Asian Indians. The overall prevalence of cardiometabolic risk was found to be 27.24%. Postmenopausal women showed a higher prevalence of risk than premenopausal women. Central obesity was the most prevalent risk component among all the subjects. The urban population with high income and higher education level with sedentary lifestyle were more prone to cardiometabolic risk. The study revealed that a substantial proportion of ethnic Tripuri women are having prevalence of different cardiometabolic risk factors. The fact needs to be taken into consideration while considering strategies to mitigate noncommunicable disease burden of the population.

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