Adjusted Odd ratio (95% CI) for metabolic syndrome according to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI). (A) Men. (B) Women. Adjusted for age. Statistically significant different from reference group: * p < .05, ** p < .01. The participants were divided into nine groups according to tertile of their CRF and BMI. For BMI, the tertile ranges in men were: low BMI, 17.1-23.6; middle BMI, 23.7-25.7; high BMI, 25.8-34 kg/m2; and in women: low BMI, 15.9-21.4; middle BMI, 21.5-24; high BMI, 24.1-35.6 kg/m2
. For CRF, the tertile range in men: low CRF, 94-137; moderate CRF, 83-93; high CRF, 53-82 beats/min; and in women: low CRF, 98-133; moderate CRF, 87-97; high CRF, 65-86 beat/min.