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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants (n = 1007)

From: Association between cardiorespiratory fitness and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Korean adults: a cross sectional study

  Men (n = 488) Women (n = 519) Total (n = 1007) pValue
Anthropometric     
Age (years) 51.11 ± 13.93 49.54 ± 13.51 50.30 ± 13.74 0.359
Height (cm) 170.18 ± 5.52 158.06 ± 5.70# 163.93 ± 8.26 0.761
Weight (kg) 71.54 ± 10.01 57.82 ± 8.25# 64.47 ± 11.43 0.038
BMI (kg/m2) 24.61 ± 2.69 23.17 ± 3.21# 23.87 ± 3.05 0.001
Waist circumference (cm) 84.44 ± 7.07 74.19 ± 8.11# 79.18 ± 9.18 0.004
Blood pressure     
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125.08 ± 12.23 121.01 ± 14.80# 122.99 ± 13.76 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.58 ± 8.82 72.18 ± 9.80# 74.80 ± 9.71 0.013
Blood variables     
Glucose (mg/dl) 104.33 ± 24.40 95.30 ± 14.66# 99.67 ± 20.47 <0.001
Hemoglobin A1C (mg/dl) 5.67 ± 0.71 5.67 ± 0.75 5.67 ± 0.73 0.46
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 192.47 ± 33.12 190.06 ± 33.14 191.23 ± 33.13 0.647
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 153.27 ± 95.90 109.44 ± 67.18# 130.49 ± 85.06 <0.001
Low-density lipoprotein (mg/dl) 119.79 ± 29.73 120.44 ± 30.65 120.13 ± 30.20 0.185
High-density lipoprotein (mg/dl) 45.66 ± 10.80 53.53 ± 12.25# 49.75 ± 12.22 0.008
Number of metabolic syndrome components     
 0 105 (21.5) 49 (9.4) 154 (15.3)  
 1 146 (29.9) 198 (38.2) 344 (34.2)  
 2 117 (24.0) 149 (28.7) 266 (26.4)  
 3 71 (14.5) 84 (16.2) 155 (15.4)  
 4 24 (4.9) 25 (4.8) 49 (4.9)  
 5 13 (2.7) 5 (1.0) 18 (1.8)  
Metabolic syndrome 110 (22.9) 119 (23.1) 229 (22.7)  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD or N (%).
  2. p values for categorical variables were determined from the Student’s t-test for continuous data.
  3. Number of MS components was not equal to actual number of participants with metabolic syndrome due to missing data (men: 12; women: 9).
  4. * p < 0.05 vs. men, # p < 0.01 vs. men.