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Table 4 PM MetS estimation and individual criteria compared to the AM definition and corresponding criteria

From: Establishing post mortem criteria for the metabolic syndrome: an autopsy based cross-sectional study

Combined MetS definition Ante Mortem Cohen’s κ (male/female)
MetS yes (male/female) MetS no (male/female)
Post mortem
 MetS yes 29 (16/13) 27 (14/13) 0.51 (0.56/0.45)
 MetS no 17 (7/10) 370 (235/135)
 Individual criteria   Criterion met Criterion not met  Cohen's κ (male/female)
Post mortem
 Triglycerides   NA NA 0.19 (NA/NA)
 Total cholesterol Criterion met 18 (13/5) 7 (NA) 0.36 (0.47/0.22)
Criterion not met 44 (21/23) 374 (234/140)
 Hypertension Criterion met 103 (55/48) 153 (106/47) 0.24 (0.19/0.33)
Criterion not met 26 (14/12) 161 (97/64)
 Blood glucose Criterion met 34 (18/16) 40 (21/19) 0.55 (0.54/0.56)
Criterion not met 5 (NA) 364 (229/135)
  1. Due to restrictions from statistics Denmark regarding the disclosure of aggregated microdata (N ≤ 3), the table regarding the triglyceride criterion has been omitted and NAs used in appropriate fields in the other criteria
  2. MetS metabolic syndrome