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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of subjects with and without metabolic syndrome

From: Metabolic syndrome is associated with change in subclinical arterial stiffness - A community-based Taichung Community Health Study

  Non-MetS MetS  
Variable at baseline n (%) n (%) p value
Sociodemographic factors      
Age      < 0.001
   40-50 years 372 (39.2) 128 (22.5)  
   51-60 years 335 (35.3) 187 (32.9)  
   61-70 years 151 (15.9) 140 (24.7)  
   > 70 years 92 (9.6) 113 (19.9)  
Gender      < 0.001
   Female 521 (54.8) 227 (40.0)  
   Male 429 (45.2) 341 (60.0)  
Education      < 0.001
   ≤ 9 years 268 (28.3) 231 (40.7)  
   10-12 years 471 (49.7) 256 (45.2)  
   > 12 years 208 (22.0) 80 (14.1)  
Married status      0.691
   Not currently married 154 (16.3) 87 (15.4)  
   Married 790 (83.7) 478 (84.6)  
Lifestyle factors      
Smoking      < 0.001
   Never 744 (78.3) 377 (66.4)  
   Former/Current 206 (21.7) 191 (33.6)  
Drinking      0.008
   Never 691 (72.7) 376 (66.2)  
   Former/Current 259 (27.3) 192 (33.8)  
Medication      
Hypertension      
   Yes 139 (14.6) 265 (46.7) < 0.001
Hyperlipidemia      
   Yes 51 (5.4) 132 (23.2) < 0.001
Diabetes      
   Yes 20 (2.1) 103 (18.1) < 0.001
  1. † MetS, metabolic syndrome