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Table 3 Frequency of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and components among adult outpatients (N = 325) at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Disease burden and associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome among adults in Ethiopia

Parameters Total N = 325 (%) Men N = 155 (%) Women N = 170 (%) p-value
Metabolic syndrome by NCEP-ATP III 66 (20.3) 28 (18.1) 38 (22.4) 0.337
Metabolic syndrome by IDF 28 (8.6) 3 (1.9) 25 (14.7) < 0.001
Abdominal obesity by NCEP-ATP III 34 (10.5) 2 (1.3) 32 (18.8) < 0.001
Abdominal obesity by IDF 63 (19.4) 4 (2.6) 59 (34.7) < 0.001
Elevated fasting glucose 106 (32.6) 57 (36.8) 49 (28.8) 0.126
Elevated Triglycerides 78 (24.0) 40 (25.8) 38 (22.4) 0.467
Elevated blood pressure 118 (36.3) 65 (41.9) 53 (31.2) 0.044
Reduced HDL-C 158 (48.6) 64 (41.3) 94 (55.3) 0.012
  1. NCEP ATP III: modified National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel III criteria; IDF: International Diabetes Federation; HDL-C: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol