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Table 3 Annual transition probabilities (%) in Markov chain models for men in the 40–60-year-old age group

From: Prediction of the development of metabolic syndrome by the Markov model based on a longitudinal study in Dalian City

Original state Follow-up state
No components Isolated hypertension Isolated obesity Isolated hyperglycemia Isolated dyslipidemia 2 components MetS
No components 67.63 6.81 5.79 2.04 11.24 5.46 1.03
Isolated hypertension 13.11 48.99 4.84 2.42 2.42 21.77 6.45
Isolated obesity 6.94 0.83 55.57 0.83 0.83 27.78 7.22
Isolated hyperglycemia 12.16 1.35 1.35 52.71 1.35 18.92 12.16
Isolated dyslipidemia 25.37 3.41 3.42 1.46 43.41 15.61 7.32
2 components 2.81 3.07 13.04 2.05 4.22 51.79 23.02
MetS 2.06 2.57 2.32 0.52 0 23.2 69.33