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Table 4 Prevalence of the determinant components of metabolic syndrome among Ghanaian pre-and postmenopausal women

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

Parameters Total Postmenopausal Premenopausal P value
(n = 250) (n = 107) (n = 143)
WHO
Central Obesity 177(70.8%) 94(87.9%) 83(58.0%) <0.0001
Raised Fasting Glucose 39(15.6%) 30(28.0%) 9(6.3%) <0.0001
Raised Triglyceride 24(9.6%) 15(14.0%) 9(6.3%) 0.0507
Raised Blood Pressure 109(43.6%) 64(59.8%) 45(31.5%) <0.0001
Reduced HDL-C 47(18.8%) 26(24.3%) 21(14.7%) 0.0710
NCEP ATP III
Abdominal Obesity 160(64.0%) 86(80.4%) 74(51.7%) <0.0001
Raised Fasting Glucose 62(24.8%) 39(36.5%) 23(16.1%) 0.0003
Raised Triglyceride 24(9.6%) 15(14.0%) 9(6.3%) 0.0507
Raised Blood Pressure 160(64.0%) 89(83.2%) 71(49.7%) <0.0001
Reduced HDL-C 91(36.4%) 45(42.1%) 46(32.2%) 0.1132
IDF
Abdominal Obesity 215(86.0%) 102(95.3%) 113(79.0%) 0.0002
Raised Fasting Glucose 62(24.8%) 39(36.5%) 23(16.1%) 0.0003
Raised Triglyceride 24(9.6%) 15(14.0%) 9(6.3%) 0.0507
Raised Blood Pressure 160(64.0%) 89(83.2%) 71(49.7%) <0.0001
Reduced HDL-C 91(36.4%) 45(42.1%) 46(32.2%) 0.1132
H_MS
Abdominal Obesity 215(86.0%) 102(95.3%) 113(79.0%) 0.0002
Raised Fasting Glucose 62(24.8%) 39(36.5%) 23(16.1%) 0.0003
Raised Triglyceride 24(9.6%) 15(14.0%) 9(6.3%) 0.0507
Raised Blood Pressure 160(64.0%) 89(83.2%) 71(49.7%) <0.0001
Reduced HDL-C 91(36.4%) 45(42.1%) 46(32.2%) 0.1132
  1. Data are presented as proportion with corresponding percentages in parenthesis. The proportions were compared using Fischer’s exact test.