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Table 2 Prevalence of ‘metabolic syndrome’ criteria in the studied women (n = 110)

From: Inflammatory markers and cardiovascular risks among overweight-obese Emirati women

  Yes No
Criteria
 (1) Waist circumference ≥80 cm 103 (94) 7 (6)
 (2) Triglycerides ≥1.7 mmol/L 11 (10) 99 (90)
 (3) HDL <1.3 mmol/L 88 (80) 22 (20)
 (4) Systolic blood pressure ≥130 mmHg 22 (20) 88 (80)
 (5) Diastolic blood pressure ≥85 mmHg 12 (11) 98 (89)
 (6) Fasting blood glucose ≥5.6 mmol/L 34 (31 %) 76 (69)
Combined criteria
 Dyslipidemia (criteria 2 or 3) 90 (82) 20 (18)
 Hypertension (criteria 4 or 5) 30 (27) 80 (73)
 Dyslipidemia + hypertension 25 (23) 85 (77)
 Dyslipidemia + diabetes 27 (25) 83 (75)
 Hypertension + diabetes 12 (11) 98 (89)
 Dyslipidemia + hypertension + diabetes 8 (7) 112 (93)
 Metabolic syndrome 49 (45)a 61 (55)
  1. Values are number (percentage) of patients
  2. These women met the International Diabetes Federation diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome