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Table 2 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome risk factors

From: Non-exercise based estimation of cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in a representative sample of Korean adults

Risk factorWomenMenCombined
Waist circumferencea26.6% (3563)26.8% (2650)26.7% (6213)
Fasting blood glucoseb23.1% (3102)33.6% (3321)27.6% (6423)
Blood pressurec26.9% (3603)40.3% (3988)32.6% (7591)
HDL-Cd51.3% (6880)33.3% (3292)43.7% (10,172)
Triglyceridese22.1% (2968)38.1% (3771)28.9% (6739)
  1. HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  2. a > 90 for men and > 85 cm for women
  3. b > 100 mg/dL or drug treatment for impaired fasting glucose
  4. c > 130 systolic or > 85 diastolic blood pressure or drug treatment for hypertension
  5. d < 40 mg/dL for men; < 50 mg/dL for women
  6. e > 150 mg/dL or drug treatment for high serum triglycerides
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