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Table 1 General characteristics of patients with metabolic syndrome by sex

From: Inadequacies in the habitual nutrient intakes of patients with metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total (n = 103) Women (n = 84) Men (n = 19)
Age (years)a 50 (13.2) 49 (13.4) 57 (10.4)
Body mass index (kg/m2)a 33.5 (7.3) 34.2 (7.5) 30.5 (5.6)
Waist circumference (cm)a 106.7 (13.6) 106.9 (13.6) 105.9 (14.0)
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL)a 40.4 (12.9) 41.0 (13.8) 37.6 (7.7)
Systolic blood pressure (mm/Hg)a 131.1 (10.4) 131.4 (10.6) 129.8 (9.2)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm/Hg)b 85.0 (80.0–90.0) 85.0 (80.0–90.0) 85.0 (80.0–90.0)
Triglycerides (mg/dL)b 162.0 (119.0–244.0) 162.5 (130.0–272.5) 162.0 (100.0–191.0)
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL)b 109.0 (102.0–136.0) 109.0 (102.0–131.8) 109.0 (104.0–163.0)
Smoking status (%)
 Non-smoker 50 51 42
 Ex-smoker 40 38 47
 Smoker 10 11 11
Alcohol intake (%)
 No intake 81 86 63
 1–4 servings/month 6 5 11
 >4 servings/month 13 9 26
Level of physical activity (%)
 Inactive 5 5 5
 Irregularly active 37 36 42
 Active 58 59 53
  1. aResults expressed as mean (standard deviation)
  2. bMedian (Q25 and Q75) or %