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Table 3 Number of metabolic syndrome components according to the health professional characteristics

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

Variables n Number of components (%)
   0-1 2 ≥3
Gender     
Men 58 79.3 12.1 8.6
Women 166 88.6 8.4 3.0
Age (years)     
20 to 29 151 92.7 6.0 1.3
30 to 39 54 77.8 16.7 5.5
≥40 19 57.9 15.8 26.3
Educational Level     
Graduates 172 84.3 11.0 4.7
Students 52 92.4 3.8 3.8
Area     
Nutrition 115 87.0 10.4 2.6
Physical Education 58 89.7 8.6 1.7
Others 51 80.4 7.8 11.8
Socioeconomic level     
Class A 30 83.4 3.3 13.3
Class B 119 84.9 11.8 3.3
Class C 53 86.8 11.3 1.9
Class D 9 88.9 0.0 11.1
Life Style     
Non-active 31 74.2 12.9 12.9
Active 191 88.0 8.9 3.1
Smoking     
Non-smoker 198 85.9 10.1 4.0
Smoker 7 85.7 0.0 14.3
Ex-smoker 2 100.0 0.0 0.0
BMI (kg/m 2 )     
<25 176 94.3 5.7 0.0
≥25 48 56.3 22.9 20.8
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index.
  2. Viçosa, Minas Gerais, 2014.