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Table 2 Prevalence of the MS by age group and age standardized prevalence

From: Metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetes: comparative prevalence according to two sets of diagnostic criteria in sub-Saharan Africans

  IDF criteria NCEP-ATP III criteria
Age groups Men Women P Total Men Women P Total
<45 11 (52%) 9 (60%) 0.65 20 (56%) 9 (43%) 9 (60%) 0.31 18 (50%)
45-54 31 (62%) 47 (89%) 0.002 78 (76%) 24 (48%) 43 (81%) <0.001 67 (65%)
55-64 31 (54%) 37 (84%) 0.002 68 (67%) 22 (39%) 34 (77%) <0.001 56 (55%)
> = 65 18 (62%) 37 (95%) 0.001 55 (81%) 12 (41%) 33 (85%) <0.001 45 (66%)
Totala 91 (58%) 130 (86.1%) <0.001 221 (71.7%) 67 (42.7%) 119 (78.8%) <0.001 186 (60.4%)
Totalb 55.7% 72.1%   64.5% 43.1% 68.1%   55.6%
Pc 0.78 0.02   0.03 0.80 0.28   0.21
  1. a crude prevalence.
  2. b age standardized prevalence.
  3. c p-value for the difference by age group within a subgroup.