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Table 5 Annual transition probabilities (%) in Markov chain models for women in the 40- to 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 83.78 3.39 3.85 1.64 4.85 1.98 0.51
Isolated hypertension 13.69 61.43 1.06 2.12 1.59 17.46 2.65
Isolated obesity 13.50 0 62.26 0 1.93 18.73 3.58
Isolated hyperglycemia 20.93 3.49 1.16 51.16 2.33 17.44 3.49
Isolated dyslipidemia 40.96 1.60 3.72 2.13 37.23 13.30 1.06
2 components 8.65 11.90 14.05 3.78 4.86 45.41 11.35
MetS 2.07 2.07 4.14 1.38 0 17.93 72.41