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Table 2 Represents the independent T-test results for equality of means of the defining criteriaa

From: Metabolic syndrome and its components among university students in Kenya

  Levene’s test for Equality of Variances t-test for Equality of Means
F Sig. t Df Sig. (2-tailed)
Age of the respondent 3.591 .059 3.848 321 .001
Calculated BMI (Kg per square metre) 4.209 .041 4.330 236.964 .001
Waist circumference of the respondent in centimeters 9.535 .002 .270 291.303 .787
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) .341 .560 7.919 321 .001
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 1.566 .212 .974 321 .331
Triglycerides (mg/dl) .627 .429 .820 321 .413
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol .779 .378 −.426 321 .670
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) .264 .608 −4.228 321 .001
Low Density Lipoprotein (mg/dl) 2.544 .112 −1.290 321 .198
Non - High Density lipoprotein (mg/dl) 3.327 .069 1.207 321 .228
  1. aIndependent t-test