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Table 3 Adjusted prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components by sex, according to leisure-time and workplace activities

From: Physical activity and risk of Metabolic Syndrome in an urban Mexican cohort

Metabolic syndrome and its components Leisure-time
(n = 5118)
Workplace
(n = 3716)
  <30 min/day ≥30 min/day p value <3 hours/day ≥3 hours/day p value
  n = 4001 n = 1117   n = 2025 n = 1691  
Glucose ≥100 mg/dl       
   Men (%) 19.4 18.3 0.530 21.1 18.7 0.499
   95% CI (17.1–22.8) (15.2–22.1)   (15.1–28.6) (16.6–21.1)  
   Women (%) 10.5 9.6 0.467 13.3 9.6 0.048
   95% CI (9.3–11.8) (7.8–11.8)   (9.9–15.2) (8.5–10.8)  
Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dl       
   Men (%) 58.3 53.5 0.088 57.9 51.4 0.139
   95% CI (54.8–61.7) (49.0–57.9)   (55.1–60.7) (43.2–59.4)  
   Women (%) 32.4 25.2 0.000 33.9 29.3 0.031
   95% CI (30.5–34.3) (22.4–28.2)   (30.2–37.8) (27.6–31.1)  
HDL       
   <40 mg/dl in men (%) 65.1 59.6 0.046 71.8 61.5 0.015
   95% CI (61.6–68.4) (55.1–63.8)   (63.9–78.6) (58.7–64.3)  
   <50 mg/dl in women (%) 82.9 81.8 0.051 85.8 81.3 0.007
   95% CI (81.3–84.3) (79.1–84.3)   (82.8–88.4) (79.7–82.7)  
Blood Pressure ≥ 130/85 mm Hg       
   Men (%) 32.8 28.8 0.153 30.2 29.1 0.709
   95% CI (28.8–37.1) (25.7–32.1)   (23.2–38.3) (26.6–31.9)  
   Women (%) 11.6 11.0 0.775 11.7 9.9 0.152
   95% CI (10.4–12.9) (9.1–13.4)   (10.5–12.8) (7.7–12.4)  
Waist Circumference       
   >102 cm in men (%) 18.1 12.2 0.003 17.8 15.2 0.414
   95% CI (15.5–20.9) (9.6–15.4)   (12.4–25.6) (13.2–17.4)  
   >88 cm in women (%) 48.5 40.6 0.000 57.2 42.6 0.000
   95% CI (46.5–50.6) (37.3–43.9)   (53.1–61.6) (40.6–44.4)  
Metabolic Syndrome       
   Men (%) 29.2 23.4 0.048 32.1 26.5 0.176
   95% CI (26.2–32.4) (19.9–27.3)   (24.9–40.1) (24.0–29.1)  
   Women (%) 25.5 21.2 0.009 31.3 22.2 0.000
   95% CI (23.5–26.9) (18.5–24.0)   (27.7–35.1) (20.6–23.8)  
  1. Prevalences were adjusted by age, calories and alcohol intake, smoking, education, LT and WP physical activity.