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Table 2 Frequency of metabolic risk factors and metabolic syndrome

From: Metabolic syndrome among pre- and post-menopausal rural women in Bangladesh: result from a population-based study

Risk factors Overall Pre-menopause Post-menopause P value
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
BMI > 30 kg/m2 52 (2.9) 34 (3.11) 18 (2.56) 0.50
Elevated waist circumference 152 (8.46) 91 (8.32) 61 (8.68) 0.79
High blood pressures 506 (28.16) 159 (14.53) 347 (49.36) <0.001
Elevated fasting blood glucose 636 (35.39) 287 (26.23) 349 (49.64) <0.001
Low HDL cholesterol 1512 (84.14) 972 (88.85) 540 (76.81) 0.001
High triglyceride 530(29.49) 262 (23.95) 268 (38.12) <0.001
Metabolic Syndrome a 460 (25.60) 184 (16.82) 276 (39.26) <0.001
  1. BMI: Body mass index, HDL cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
  2. a Metabolic syndrome is defined as presence of at least 3 of the following criteria.
  3. Elevated waist circumference (≥88 cm), high fasting blood glucose (≥110 mg/dL), high triglycerides (≥150 mg/dL), low-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (<50 mg/dL), high blood pressure; systolic blood pressure (SBP ≥ 130 mm Hg) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP ≥85 mm Hg).