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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)
  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
 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