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Table 3 Significanta differences in cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with metabolic syndrome according to IDF, NHLBI/AHA criteria, and patients without metabolic syndrome

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

Variable    Metabolic syndrome according to:    
  Both criteria compared to:    IDF criteria only compared to:   NHLBI/AHA criteria only compared to:
  Without MetS MetS by IDF only MetS by NHLBI/AHA only Without MetS MetS by NHLBI/AHA only Without MetS
Body mass index (kg/m2) < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.043 0.001 -
Waist circumference (cm) < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 - 0.034 -
% of body fat < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.003 0.004 -
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.006 - - - - 0.003
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 0.001 - - - - -
Triglycerides (mmol/L) < 0.001 < 0.001 - - - 0.001
HDL-C (mmol/L) < 0.001 0.037 - 0.029 0.015 < 0.001
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L) < 0.001 0.001 - - 0.002 < 0.001
Serum uric acid (μmol/L) < 0.001 0.045 - - - -
  1. a p value according to ANOVA; HDL - C: High density lipoprotein cholesterol