Patients with schizophrenia are more likely to have metabolic syndrome compared to general
population. The criterion for metabolic syndrome in Asian people including: elevated waist
circumference (male ≥ 90cm, female ≥ 80cm), elevated triglycerides ≥ 150mg/dL, reduced HDL
cholesterol: male < 40mg/dL, female < 50mg/dL, elevated blood pressure: ≥ 130/85 mmHg,
elevated fasting glucose: ≥ 100mg/dL. Several factors have been found to be associated with
metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia, e.g. age, antipsychotic drugs, smoking, family history
of metabolic disorder, stress, and quality of life.
However, little is known about the prevalence of and factors associated in Asian. This study
1. Identify the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia.
2. Identify the factors associated with metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia.