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Table 2 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in health professionals, according to age group

From: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and pre-metabolic syndrome in health professionals: LATINMETS Brazil study

  20 to 29 years (n = 151) 30 to 39 years (n = 55) ≥40 years (n = 20) P
Metabolic syndrome, % (CI 95%) 1.3 (−0.5-3.2) 5.6 (−0.8-11.9) 26.3 (4.5-48.1) <0.01
Metabolic syndrome components, % (CI 95%)     
Abdominal obesity 15.2 (9.4-21.0) 34.5 (21.6-47.5) 70.0 (48.0-92.0) <0.01
Hypertriglyceridemia 9.9 (5.1-14.8) 13.0 (3.7-22.2) 21.1 (0.9-41.2) 0.339
Low HDL-c 15.9 (10.0-21.8) 22.2 (10.8-33.7) 36.8 (13.0-60.7) 0.074
High blood pressure 7.3 (3.1-11.5) 11.1 (2.5-19.8) 20.0 (0.8-39.2) 0.162
High fasting plasma glucose 5.3 (1.7-8.9) 9.3 (1.3-17.2) 15.8 (−2.3-33.9) <0.01
  1. Abbreviations: HDL-c HDL-cholesterol.
  2. Chi-squared Test (χ 2).
  3. Viçosa, Minas Gerais, 2014.