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Table 3 The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its component abnormalities by age group in men and women

From: Metabolic syndrome in a Taiwanese metropolitan adult population

  Age  
  Men   Women  
  40–65 (n = 807) ≥ 65 (n = 340) P-value 40–65 (n = 992) ≥ 65 (n = 220) P-value
Large WC 28.5 32.06 0.2563 25.3 43.64 <0.0001
High Tg level 35.07 29.12 0.0595 19.25 33.18 <0.0001
Decreased HDL 52.79 52.94 1 56.35 62.73 0.0978
High BP 63.2 84.41 <0.0001 44.15 84.09 <0.0001
High glucose level 20.32 31.76 <0.0001 11.59 34.09 <0.0001
ATP III -Asia items (%)    0.0182    <0.0001
   None 13.51 9.41   23.08 7.27  
   One 26.39 20.29   31.35 17.73  
   Two 24.78 27.06   21.37 23.18  
   Three or more 35.32 43.23   24.19 51.82