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Table 1 Metabolic syndrome age-adjusted prevalence and its individual features according to different proposed definitions

From: The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Portugal: the PORMETS study

  n Total
[% (95%CI)]
Women
[% (95%CI)]
Men
[% (95%CI)]
p
MetS definition
 ATP III 3986 36.5 (34.3–38.6) 38.8 (36.2–41.4) 33.5 (30.8–36.2) <0.001
 IDF 3986 49.6 (47.5–51.7) 52.0 (49.5–54.5) 46.5 (43.9–49.1) <0.001
 HARM2009 3987 43.1 (41.0–45.3) 45.7 (43.2–48.3) 39.8 (37.2–42.4) <0.001
MetS features a
 Waist circumference 3977 51.0 (48.9–53.1) 66.2 (63.6–68.7) 35.7 (33.2–38.2) <0.001
 Glucose 3965 24.9 (23.0–26.8) 20.8 (18.8–22.8) 32.0 (29.2–34.8) <0.001
 Triglycerides 3980 29.4 (27.3–31.5) 24.7 (22.5–27.0) 37.2 (34.1–40.4) <0.001
 HDL cholesterol 3984 56.5 (54.4–58.6) 61.2 (58.6–63.7) 50.6 (47.9–53.3) <0.001
 Blood pressure 3984 64.3 (60.8–67.8) 60.6 (56.6–64.5) 69.7 (64.9–74.5) <0.001
Number of MetS features a
0 530 8.9 8.4 9.7  
1 846 20.4 19.3 21.8  
2 998 26.2 25.9 26.5  
3 874 23.3 24.9 21.2  
4 518 16.3 16.6 15.7  
5 182 4.9 4.9 5.0  
Mean (95%CI)   2.29 (2.23–2.35) 2.32 (2.26–2.39) 2.24 (2.17–2.31) 0.044
  1. MetS: metabolic syndrome.
  2. The PORMETS study was conducted in mainland Portugal from February 2007 to July 2009.
  3. aMetabolic syndrome features defined according to HARM2009.