Background: WHO estimated that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was occured in 23% of male population and 12% of female population in the world. Hyperuricemia had a strong relationship with each component of metabolic syndrome. Earlier studies reported that physical activity played an important role to prevent hyperuricemia.Aim: To find out the assosiation between intensity of physical activity and serum uric acid levels in metabolic syndrome population.Methods: This study was an observational analytic study with cross-sectional design. This study was conducted in RW X, Padangsari, Banyumanik, Semarang in a population based sample aged over 40. The collected data are subject characteristics, serum uric acid levels, andintensity of physical activity. Global physical activity questionnaire (GPAQ), developed by WHO, was used to determine the intensity of physical activity. The Spearman test and chi- square test were used for the statistical analyses.Results: The data showed that 40,6% of 32 subjects with metabolic syndrome had light physical activity, 25% had moderate physical activity and 34,4% had vigorous physical activity. The examination of serum uric acid levels showed that 40,6 % of them had high serum uric acid levels. The Spearman test showed a moderate degree positive correlation between intensity of physical activity and serum uric acid levels (r=0,491; p=0,004). The chi-square test showed a significant relationship between intensity of physical activity categories and serum uric acid levels categories (p=0,023; prevalence ratio 4,17).Conclusions: There was a positive correlation with a moderate degree between intensity of physical activity and serum uric acid levels in metabolic syndrome population.
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