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Table 2 Age-adjusted prevalence of individual metabolic abnormalities of the metabolic syndrome among rural adults in Ningxia aged ≥ 25.

From: Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among rural original adults in NingXia, China

  Absolute and Prevalence (%, 95%CI)
  Han ethnic group Hui ethnic group Total
n 928 684 1612
Overweight 234 (14.7, 12.4-16.9) 224 (17.9, 15.3-20.7) 458 (15.6, 13.8-17.4)
Obesity 23 (1.3, 0.6-2.0) 29 (2.2, 1.1-3.3) 52 (1.6, 1.0 -2.2)
Low HDL cholesterol 429 (25.7,22.9-28.5) 376 (30.4, 26.9-33.8) 805 (27.7, 25.5-29.9)
Hypertension 364 (21.1, 18.5-23.7) 257 (21.2, 18.1-24.2) 621 (21.1, 19.2-23.2)
Hyper-triglyceridemia 129 (7.6, 5.9-9.3) 117 (9.7, 7.5-11.9) 246 (8.5, 7.1-9.8)
High FPG or on medication 405 (23.7,20.9-26.4) 308 (24.9,21.7-28.2) 713 (24.2, 22.1-26.3)
Metabolic syndrome (IDF) 186 (10.3, 8.4-12.3) 169 (13.7, 11.2-16.3) 355 (11.8, 10.2-13.4)
  1. Over weight: BMI≥ 25 and BMI < 30; Obesity: BMI≥ 30; Low HDL cholesterol: HDL-C < 1.03 mmol/L in men, HDL-C < 1.29 mmol/l in women; Hypertension: systolic or diastolic blood pressure of 130/85 mm Hg or higher or previously diagnosed hypertension; Hyper-triglyceridemia: defined as total serum cholesterol levels 5.72 mmol/L; High FPG or on medication: fasting plasma glucose ≥ 5.6 mmol/L or previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus