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Table 2 Proportions of MetS components by HbA1c quartiles for the entire study population

From: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the comparison of fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c as the glycemic criterion for MetS definition in non-diabetic population in Ghana

Components Q1 (≤ 5.0) Q2 (5.1–5.5) Q3 (5.6–6.0) Q4 (> 6.0)
TG (≥ 1.7) 16 (17.0) 16 (17.0) 23 (24.5) 39 (41.5)
HDL-C (male < 1.0, female < 1.3) 25 (19.1) 15 (11.5) 31 (23.7) 60 (45.8)
HDL-C (male < 0.9, female < 1.0) 11 (15.7) 8 (11.4) 15 (21.4) 36 (51.4)
FPG (≥ 5.6) 5 (6.7) 8 (10.7) 25 (33.3) 37 (49.3)
WC (male ≥ 94, female ≥ 80) 30 (16.0) 25 (13.3) 55 (29.3) 78 (41.5)
WC (male ≥ 102, female ≥ 88) 18 (13.3) 20 (14.8) 39 (28.9) 58 (43.0)
WHR (male > 0.90, female > 0.85) and/or BMI ≥ 30 24 (14.5) 21 (12.7) 48 (29.1) 72 (43.6)
  1. WHR waist to height ratio, BP blood pressure, BMI body mass index, FPG fasting plasma glucose, TG triglycerides, HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, WC waist circumference