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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