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Table 2 Parental characteristics of the 565 male and 628 female offspring in the Framingham Heart Study (N = 1193)

From: Parent-offspring association of metabolic syndrome in the Framingham Heart Study

  Male (n = 565) Female (n = 628) P valuea
Mother’s age in years 69.47 (8.01) 70.49 (7.86)) 0.07
Father’s age in years 67.2 (7.52) 68.36 (6.40) 0.34
Mother’s obesity %b 23.9 25.7 0.29
Father’s obesity % 20.5 22.7 0.28
Mother’s high cholesterol %c 63.0 61.5 0.35
Father’s high cholesterol % 33.7 37.2 0.12
Mother’s low HLD-C %d 36.8 36.6 0.50
Father’s low HLD-C % 45.5 42.9 0.26
Mother’s elevated blood pressure %e 85.3 85.7 0.47
Father’s elevated blood pressure % 87.5 88.5 0.31
Mother’s impaired blood glucose %f 6.6 8.9 0.11
Father’s impaired blood glucose % 10.1 8.7 0.31
Mother’s metabolic syndrome %g 25.5 28.9 0.26
Father’s metabolic syndrome % 14.6 17.5 0.31
Both parents’ metabolic syndrome % 4.9 7.7 0.21
  1. Data presented as mean (SD) or percentage of subjects.
  2. aIndependent t test or Chi-square test.
  3. bbody mass index ≥ 30.
  4. ctotal cholesterol level ≥ 6.20 mmol/l and/ or use of cholesterol-lowering medications.
  5. dHDL cholesterol levels (<1.03 mmol/l for men and < 1.3 mmol/l in women or on drug treatment.
  6. eBlood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg systolic or ≥ 85 mm Hg diastolic or on drug treatment.
  7. frandom blood glucose level ≥ 11.1 mmol/l or if they used insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.
  8. gMetabolic Syndrome defined as having at least three of the following five components: (1) body mass index ≥ 30; (2) total cholesterol level ≥ 6.20 mmol/l and/or use of cholesterol-lowering medications; (3) low HDL cholesterol levels (<1.03 mmol/l for men and < 1.3 mmol/l in women or on drug treatment); (4) elevated blood pressure (≥130 mm Hg systolic or ≥ 85 mm Hg diastolic or on drug treatment); or, (5) random blood glucose level ≥ 11.1 mmol/l or if they used insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.