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Table 3 Metabolic syndrome prevalence (as defined by HARM2009) by Portuguese NUTS

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

NUTS II Prevalence (95%CI) Prevalence ratio (95%CI) Prevalence (95%CI) Prevalence ratio (95%CI)
  Crude   Adjusted for age and sex  
North 40.0 (37.2–42.8) 0.98 (0.90–1.07) 45.0 (41.9–48.1) 0.96 (0.89–1.04)
Center 39.6 (37.1–42.2) 1.00 (0.93–1.07) 43.4 (40.5–46.3) 1.06 (0.99–1.13)
Lisbon 41.7 (37.5–45.8) 0.99 (0.92–1.06) 41.8 (37.7–45.9) 1.02 (0.96–1.08)
Alentejo 39.4 (35.6–43.2) 1.04 (0.95–1.13) 40.8 (40.0–44.6) 0.98 (0.91–1.06)
Algarve 39.8 (33.9–45.8) 0.99 (0.87–1.12) 41.6 (35.9–47.3) 0.96 (0.88–1.03)
  1. Prevalence considering a 53.2-year mean age and a 42.2% proportion of men in the sample.
  2. Reference class for prevalence ratio estimation:” Deviation coding” – comparison of the individual NUTS II with its global geometric mean.
  3. The PORMETS study was conducted in mainland Portugal from February 2007 to July 2009.