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Table 6 Association a between adherence score, metabolic syndrome and its abnormalities among Qatari adults

From: Adherence to the Qatar dietary guidelines: a cross-sectional study of the gaps, determinants and association with cardiometabolic risk amongst adults

  n(%) Adjusted OR 95% CI P-value
Elevated WCb 616(60.1) 0.88 0.82;0.95 0.000**
Elevated blood pressurec 209(20.0) 0.97 0.89;1.05 0.41
Hyperglycemiad 82(14.4) 0.89 0.78;1.01 0.07
Low HDLe 224(38.3) 0.98 0.90;1.08 0.69
High TGf 68(12.1) 0.93 0.81;1.07 0.30
Metabolic syndrome g 86(16.3) 0.84 0.74;0.96 0.01*
  1. *p < 0.05; ** p <0.001
  2. Abbreviations: WC waist circumference, HDL High-density lipoprotein, TG triglyceride
  3. aAssociations examined by multiple logistic regression. Each regression model was controlled for age, sex, marital status, education and employment status (sampling weights were applied)
  4. bElevated WC (≥94in males, ≥80 cm in females); Reference group: normal WC: < 94 cm in males, < 80 cm in females
  5. cElevated blood pressure (≥130SBP or ≥ 85 DBP); Reference group: normal BP: < 130 SBP and < 85 DBP
  6. dHyperglycemia (≥100 mg/dl); Reference group: blood glucose < 100 mg/dl
  7. eLow HDL (< 40 mg/dl in males, < 50 mg/dl in females); Reference group: HDL ≥ 40 mg/dl in males, ≥50 mg/dl in females
  8. fHigh TG (≥150 mg/dl); Reference group: TG < 150 mg/dl
  9. gMetabolic syndrome is defined as having three or more of the following abnormalities: elevated WC, elevated blood pressure, hyperglycemia, low HDL and high TG