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Table 1 Definition of Metabolic Syndrome

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its predominant components among pre-and postmenopausal Ghanaian women

  Risk factors  
MetS definition/criteria WC/CO (cm) WHR BMI (kg/m2) BP (mmHg) TG (mmol/ L) HDL-C (mmol/ L) FBS (mmol/ L) Remark(s) Ref
NCEP-ATP III > 88    ≥ 130/85 ≥ 1.7 < 1.29 ≥ 5.6 Any 3 or more factors [22]
IDF > 80*    ≥ 130/85 ≥ 1.7 < 1.29 ≥ 5.6 WC and any other 2 factors [3]
H_MS > 80    ≥ 130/85 ≥ 1.8 < 1.30 ≥ 5.7 Any 3 or more factors [23, 24]
WHO   > 0.85 > 30 ≥ 140/90 ≥ 1.7 < 1.01 ≥ 6. 1* Impaired glucose tolerance/insulin resistance/DM II and any other 2 factors [25]
  1. *: a principal component of definition, DM: diabetes mellitus, WHO = World Health Organization; ATP III = Adult Treatment Panel III; IDF = International Diabetes Federation; H_MS: Harmonization, IGT = impaired, glucose tolerance; impaired fasting glycaemia; T2DM = Type 2 diabetes mellitus; BMI = body mass index; WC = waist circumference; TG = triglycerides; HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; WC/CO: waist circumference/central obesity, WHR: waist-to-hip ratio, BMI: Body Mass Index, BP: Blood Pressure, TG: Triglycerides, HDL-C: High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, FBS: Fasting Blood Sugar.