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Table 2 Validity of self-reported MS (Pearson's chi-square) according to relevant variables and ATP-III and IDF criteria

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

   ATP-III     IDF     
  % Presence of MS p Absence of MS p % Presence of MS p Absence of MS p
   % confirmed (95% CI)   % confirmed (95% CI)    % confirmed (95% CI)   % confirmed (95% CI)  
Total 100 (n = 172) 91.2 (80.7- 97.1)   92.2 (85.7-96.4)   100 (n = 62) 100 (87.2- 100)   97.1 (85.1- 99.9)  
Men 59.9 91.3 (79.2-97.6) <0.00 1 84.2 (72.1- 92.5) <0.001 59.7 100 (83.2-100) <0.001 100 (80.5-100) <0.001
Women 40.1 90.9 (58.7-99.8)   100 (93.8-100)   40.3 100 (59.0-100)   94.4 (72.7-99.8)  
Age (years)
≤40 26.7 80.0 (28.4-99.5)   100 (91.4-100)   35.5 100 (39.8-100)   100 (81.5-100)  
41-55 30.2 78.6 (49.2- 95.3) <0.001 97.4 (86.2- 99.9) <0.001 27.5 100 (54.1-100) <0.001 100 (71.5-100) <0.001
>55 43.1 97.4 (86.2-99.9)   77.8 (60.8-89.9)   37 100 (80.5-100)   83.3 (35.9-99.6)  
BMI (kg/m2)
<30 82 89.2 (85.6- 91.9) <0.001 96.2 (93.6- 96.4) <0.001 66.1 100 (71.5- 100) <0.001 100 (88.4- 100) <0.001
≥30 18 95.0 (93.3- 96.3)   54.5 (23.4-83.2)   33.9 100 (54.1- 100)   80.0 (28.4- 99.4)  
Educational level
Doctorate/Master 23.2 90.9 (87.9- 93.2)   93.1 (90.8- 94.8)   9.7 100 (54.1- 100)   NA  
Graduate 34.9 95.5 (93.9- 96.6) <0.001 86.8 (82.6- 90.1) <0.001 37.1 100 (66.4- 100) <0.001 100 (76.8- 100) <0.001
Bachelor 41.9 87.5 (83.4- 90.6)   95.8 (94.4- 96.9)   53.2 100 (73.5- 100)   95.2 (76.2- 99.8)  
Biosanitary degree
No 63.4 92.5 (79.6- 98.4) <0.001 87.8 (75.2- 95.4) <0.001 61.3 100 (83.9- 100) <0.001 75 (19.4- 99.4) <0.001
Yes 36.6 84.6 (54.5- 98.1)   94.0 (83.4- 98.7)   38.7 100 (54.1- 100)   100 (81.5- 100)  
  1. NA Not applicable. Absence of participants without MS according to IDF criteria in Doctorate/Master group