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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample of Guadeloupe and Martinique subjects (≥16 y) from the Kannari study (n = 1144)a

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in metabolic syndrome in the French West Indies

 Total (n = 1144)Guadeloupe (n = 571)Martinique (n = 573)P b
%%% 
Sex   0.91
 Men43.042.743.2 
 Women57.057.356.8 
Age class   0.22
 16–45 years44.347.841.0 
 46–60 years28.625.631.5 
  > 60 years27.126.727.5 
Employment status   0.67
 Unemployed, disabled, homemakers or students32.333.431.2 
 Active43.343.942.8 
 Retired24.422.726.0 
Education   0.43
 Low44.443.445.4 
 Middle18.617.020.2 
 High37.039.634.4 
Receive social assistance benefits18.719.118.30.84
At least one child in the household38.642.035.20.14
Single-parent household6.18.14.30.04
Metabolic syndrome22.817.727.90.003
Elevated waist circumference (men ≥ 94 cm / women ≥ 80 cm)58.957.560.30.54
Elevated triglycerides8.24.212.1< 0.001
Reduced HDL-cholesterol HDL17.615.519.70.21
Elevated blood pressure (≥130/85 mmHg)56.455.257.60.60
Elevated fasting glucose20.718.423.10.17
Body mass index class   0.07
 Underweight or normal weight45.149.141.0 
 Overweight33.533.433.7 
 Obese21.417.525.2 
 Mean ± SEMMean ± SEMMean ± SEM 
Diet Quality Index - International (DQI-I) (0–100 points)60.8 ± 0.462.0 ± 0.559.6 ± 0.50.001
 Moderation (0–30 points)17.1 ± 0.217.4 ± 0.216.9 ± 0.20.18
 Variety (0–20 points)16.5 ± 0.116.9 ± 0.216.0 ± 0.2< 0.001
 Adequacy (0–40 points)26.1 ± 0.226.6 ± 0.325.7 ± 0.30.03
 Overall balance (0–10 points)0.3 ± 0.10.4 ± 0.10.3 ± 0.10.35
  1. Values are presented as percentage or mean ± standard error of the mean (SEM)
  2. a Sex-specific data weighted for education, marital status, birthplace, presence of at least one child in the household, living in an area with chlordecone contamination (coastline and inland) and urban size, using the 2012 national census
  3. b Student’s t test or chi-square test as appropriate (significant values are bold)