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Table 2 Metabolic syndrome stratified by Type D personality

From: Type D personality is associated with increased metabolic syndrome prevalence and an unhealthy lifestyle in a cross-sectional Dutch community sample

   Total Type D non Type D Test  
  N % n % n % n X2 p
Metabolic syndrome 1572 7.3 (114) 13 (27) 6.4 (87) 11.7 .001
Components          
Waist-circumference or BMI >30* 1557 55.6 (865) 51.9 (107) 56.1 (758) 1.26 .262
Lipid abnormality 1579 7.7 (122) 12.4 (26) 7 (96) 7.36 .007
Hypertensive 1584 13.6 (215) 18.1 (38) 12.9 (177) 4.22 .040
Diabetic§ 1542 4.7 (73) 5.9 (12) 4.6 (61) 0.69 .407
  1. *Waist circumference = > 94 for men, and = > 80 for women, if missing: BMI > 30
  2. Lipid abnormality = high cholesterol in the past three months or statin use
  3. Hypertensive = high blood pressure in the past three months, diagnosed with hypertension, or use of beta-blockers or ACE-inhibitors.
  4. §Diabetic = diabetes type 2