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Table 2 Criteria for clinical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome

From: Using an introduced index to assess the association between food diversity and metabolic syndrome and its components in Chinese adults

No. Measure Categorical Cut Points
1 Elevated waist circumference (WC) ≥90 cm in males; ≥85 cm in females
2 Elevated triglycerides (TC) (drug treatment for elevated triglycerides is an alternate indicator) ≥150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)
3 Reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) (drug treatment for reduced HDL-C is an alternate indicator) <40 mg/dL (1.0 mmol/L) in males;<50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) in females
4 Elevated blood pressure (antihypertensive drug treatment in a patient with a history of hypertension is an alternate indicator) Systolic ≥130 and/or diastolic ≥85 mmHg
5 Elevated fasting glucose (drug treatment of elevated glucose is an alternate indicator) ≥100 mg/dL