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Table 1 Frequency of metabolic syndrome by IDF and NHLBI/AHA criteria

From: Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with carotid disease according to NHLBI/AHA and IDF criteria: a cross-sectional study

  Without MetS MetS by both criteria MetS by IDF only MetS by NHLBI/AHA only Chi square (pvalue) a
  Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)  
All participants (n = 644) 157 (24.4) 368 (57.1) 69 (10.7) 50 (7.8)  
Gender:      
Male (n = 402) 113 (28.1) 203 (50.5) 42 (10.4) 44 (10.9)  
Female (n = 242) 44 (18.2) 165 (68.2) 27 (11.2) 6 (2.5) 28.39 (< 0.001)
Age group:      
35-54 (n = 78) 20 (25.6) 34 (43.6) 13 (16.7) 11 (14.1)  
55-64 (n = 199) 42 (21.1) 123 (61.8) 23 (11.6) 11 (5.5)  
65-69 (n = 144) 34 (23.6) 93 (64.6) 11 (7.6) 6 (4.2)  
70-74 (n = 142) 32 (22.5) 82 (57.7) 12 (8.5) 16 (11.3)  
≥ 75 (n = 81) 29 (35.8) 36 (44.4) 10 (12.3) 6 (7.4) 27.29 (0.007)
  1. a Chi-square tests was performed to assess variations in the distribution of patients among the four metabolic syndrome categories by sex and age.