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Table 2 Crude and adjusted prevalence ratios of metabolic syndrome according to diagnostic components among adults aged 18 years or older a, by gender (Federal District, Brazil, 2007)

From: Metabolic syndrome in central Brazil: prevalence and correlates in the adult population

  Prevalence ratio (95%CI)
  Male Female
  Crude Adjustedb Crude Adjustedb
Elevated blood pressure
  No 1   1   1   1  
  Yes 11.01 (6.41 – 18.93) 5.10 (3.17 – 8.22) 6.29 (4.96 – 7.98) 2.45 (2.02 – 2.97)
Elevated fasting glucose
  No 1   1   1   1  
  Yes 4.62 (3.52 – 6.05) 1.80 (1.47 – 2.20) 3.98 (3.40 – 4.65) 1.53 (1.36 – 1.72)
Elevated waist circunference
  No 1   1   1   1  
  Yes 4.92 (3.81 – 6.36) 1.63 (1.30 – 2.03) 11.26 (8.55 – 14.83) 5.02 (3.77 – 6.69)
Elevated triglycerides
  No 1   1   1   1  
  Yes 6.78 (4.28 – 10.72) 3.03 (2.26 – 4.86) 4.32 (3.64 – 5.13) 1.84 (1.63 – 2.08)
Low HDLc
  No 1   1   1   1  
  Yes 5.82 (3.49 – 9.71) 2.97 (1.95 – 4.51) 4.63 (3.32 – 6.44) 2.71 (2.14 – 3.45)
  1. a Weighted to represent distributions of population aged 18 years or older, according to gender, age and education based on Brazilian national census for the year 2000.
  2. b Adjusted for all other MetS diagnostic components.