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Table 4 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome components combination by gender

From: Gender differences in metabolic syndrome components among the Korean 66-year-old population with metabolic syndrome

Combination Male (n = 43,129) Female (n = 60,634) p-value
n (%) n (%)
Three components
 TG, BP, BS 13,286 (30.8 %) 8,780 (14.5 %) <0.0001
 WC, BP, BS 4,039 (9.4 %) 4,169 (6.9 %) <0.0001
 WC, TG, BS 3,082 (7.1 %) 2,689 (4.4 %) <0.0001
 HDL-C, TG, BS 1,508 (3.5 %) 4,811 (5.4 %) <0.0001
 WC, TG, BP 2,131 (4.9 %) 2,480 (4.1 %) <0.0001
 HDL-C, TG, BP 1,054 (2.4 %) 3,066 (5.1 %) <0.0001
 HDL-C, BP, BS 1,059 (2.5 %) 2,294 (3.8 %) <0.0001
 WC, HDL-C, TG 791 (1.8 %) 2,351 (3.9 %) <0.0001
 WC, HDL-C, BP 602 (1.4 %) 2,251 (3.7 %) <0.0001
 WC, HDL-C, BS 668 (1.5 %) 1,665 (2.7 %) <0.0001
Four components
 WC, HDL-C, TG, BS 7,103 (16.5 %) 6,740 (11.1 %) <0.0001
 WC, HDL-C, TG, BP 2,748 (6.4 %) 6,299 (10.4 %) <0.0001
 WC, TG, BP, BS 1,228 (2.8 %) 3,003 (5.0 %) <0.0001
 WC, HDL-C, BP, BS 764 (1.8 %) 2,372 (3.9 %) <0.0001
 HDL-C, TG, BP, BS 825 (1.9 %) 2,854 (4.7 %) <0.0001
Five components
 WC, HDL-C, TG, BP, BS 2,240 (5.2 %) 6,318 (10.4 %) <0.0001
  1. WC obsessed waist circumstance, HDL-C low HDL cholesterol, TG high triglyceride, BP high blood pressure, BS elevated blood sugar