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Table 1 Anthropometric characteristics and self-reported illnesses in the study sample *

From: Metabolic syndrome in a Taiwanese metropolitan adult population

  Men (n = 1147) Women (n = 1212)
Height (cm) 166.44 (166.09–166.80) 155.30 (154.99–155.60)
Weight (kg) 68.75 (68.15–69.34) 57.58 (57.09–58.07)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.77 (24.59–24.96) 23.88 (23.69–24.07)
Waist circumference (cm) 86.35 (85.85–86.86) 76.68 (76.18–77.18)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 138.85 (137.65–140.05) 132.66 (131.38–133.94)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 82.57 (81.90–83.23) 75.49 (74.80–76.19)
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 106.13 (104.41–107.84) 100.89 (99.37–102.41)
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 41.49 (40.86–42.12) 50.21 (49.49–50.92)
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 136.61 (130.12–143.10) 107.31 (103.34–111.29)
Self-reported CHD (%) 15.30 (13.21–17.39) 12.83 (10.94–14.72)
Self-reported Stroke (%) 5.61 (4.27–6.95) 1.99 (1.20–2.78)
Self-reported Hypertension (%) 31.35 (28.66–34.04) 23.33 (20.95–25.71)
Self-reported Diabetes (%) 12.16 (10.27–14.05) 7.38 (5.90–8.86)
Family history of hypertension (%) 42.36 (39.49–45.23) 52.78 (49.96–55.60)
Family history of diabetes (%) 28.80 (26.16–31.44) 33.58 (30.91–36.25)
Menopausal status (%)   
   Premenopausal - 39.00 (36.24–41.76)
   Postmenopausal - 61.00 (58.24–63.76)
  1. * Data are given mean (95% confidence interval), except where indicated otherwise.