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Table 3 Criteria values for Metabolic Syndrome (MBS) diagnosis, age, BMI, bodyfat mass, PY in the two sub samples with and without MBS (MBS vsNMBS)

From: Prevalence rate of Metabolic Syndrome in a group of light and heavy smokers

Variable MBS (n 61) NMBS (n 56) p-value
Age (years) 53.5 ± 10.2 46.5 ± 11.5 p = 0.0006
Males (n)   35   33  
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 ± 4.4 23.1 ± 3.8 p < 0.0001
Fat mass (%) 42.3 ± 14.6 37.8 ± 8.5 p = 0.04
Waist circumference (cm) 101.0 ± 12.8 84.3 ± 12.3 p < 0.0001
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 201 ± 12.1 131 ± 66 p = 0.0002
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 53 ± 15 41 ± 10 p < 0.0001
Basal glycaemia (mg/dL) 107 ± 28 86 ± 10 p < 0.0001
SBP1 (mmHg) 135 ± 13 121 ± 8 p < 0.0001
DBP2 (mmHg) 86 ± 7 79 ± 5 p < 0.0001
PY3 (n) 51.0 ± 28.0 36.8 ± 23.5 p < 0.05
  1. 1SBP Systolic Blood Pressure.
  2. 2DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure.
  3. 3PY Pack Years.