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Table 3 Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome components by levels of socioeconomic status markers

From: Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its components in relation to socioeconomic status among Jamaican young adults: a cross-sectional study

Occupation of Household Head
  Highly Skilled Skilled Semi/Unskilled Other P value (association) P value* (trend)
WC 12.43 13.55 21.84 22.81 0.013 0.009
High BP 7.03 6.39 7.28 5.26 0.942 0.908
IFG 1.08 1.28 0.49 3.51 0.319 0.541
Low HDL 43.78 45.27 53.40 43.86 0.184 0.052
High TG 1.62 0.51 0.00 0.00 0.179 0.047
Parental Education
  Tertiary Secondary Primary/All Age Don't Know P value (association) P value (trend)*
WC 12.50 14.08 28.43 18.18 0.002 0.002
High BP 6.25 6.68 6.86 7.27 0.988 0.818
IFG 0.96 1.19 0.98 1.82 0.919 0.927
Low HDL 48.56 47.26 48.04 40.91 0.596 0.870
High TG 1.44 0.24 0.98 0.00 0.228 0.369
Housing Tenure
  Owned by Parent Family Owned Rented Other P value (association) P value (trend)*
WC 15.78 14.79 15.92 21.05 0.733 0.992
High BP 6.31 8.28 6.97 3.51 0.629 0.667
IFG 0.73 2.96 0.00 3.51 0.017 0.723
Low HDL 45.87 45.56 50.25 45.61 0.744 0.349
High TG 0.49 1.18 0.50 0.00 0.695 0.852
  1. *Test for Trend excludes other/don't know categories; WC = elevated waist circumference; BP = Blood pressure; IFG = Impaired Fasting Glucose; HDL = High density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG = triglycerides