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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the validation study of the MS according to the ATP-III criteria

From: Validation of metabolic syndrome using medical records in the SUN cohort

  Self-reported MS Non self-reported MS Confirmed MS Confirmed non-MS Total
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Sex
Men 46 (80.7%) 57 (49.6%) 51 (83.6%) 52 (46.8%) 103 (59.9%)
Women 11 (19.3%) 58 (50.4%) 10 (16.4%) 59 (53.2%) 69 (40.1%)
Age
<40 years 5 (8.8%) 41 (35.6%) 4 (6.5%) 42 (37.8%) 46 (26.%)
41-55 years 14 (24.6%) 38 (33%) 12 (19.7%) 40 (36%) 52 (30.2%)
>55 years 38 (66.6%) 36 (31.4%) 45 (73.8%) 29 (26.2%) 74 (43%)
BMI
<30 kg/m2 37 (64.9%) 104 (90.4%) 37 (60.7%) 104 (93.7%) 142 (82%)
≥30 kg/m2 20 (35.1%) 11 (9.6%) 24 (39.3%) 7 (6.3%) 30 (18%)
Educational level
Doctorate/Master 11 (19.3%) 29 (25.2%) 12 (19.7%) 28 (25.2%) 40 (23.3%)
Graduate 22 (38.6%) 38 (33%) 26 (42.6%) 34 (30.6%) 60 (34.9%)
Bachelor 24 (42.1%) 48 (41.7%) 23 (37.7%) 49 (44.2%) 72 (41.9%)
Biomedical degree     
Yes 13 (22.8%) 50 (43.5%) 14 (22.9%) 49 (44.1%) 63 (36.6%)
No 44 (77.2%) 65 (56.5%) 47 (77.1%) 62 (55.8%) 109 (63.4%)
Total 57 115 61 111 172
  1. BMI body mass index