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Table 1 Socio-demographic, anthropometric and clinical characteristics of 4056 participants according gender, Jordan 2017

From: Metabolic syndrome amongst adults in Jordan: prevalence, trend, and its association with socio-demographic characteristics

  Men
(n= 1193) n (%)
Women
(n= 2863) n (%)
Total
(N=4056) n (%)
p –value*
Age (year)     < 0.001
 18-29 155 (13) 582 (20.4) 737 (18.2)  
 30-39 180 (15.1) 626 (21.9) 806 (19.9)  
 40-49 313 (26.3) 758 (26.5) 1071 (26.5)  
 50-59 294 (24.7) 557 (19.5) 851 (21)  
 60-69 154 (12.9) 249 (8.7) 403 (10)  
 ≥ 70 95 (8) 84 (2.9) 179 (4.4)  
Marital status     < 0.001
 Single 144 (12.1) 462 (16.1) 606 (14.9)  
 Married 1049 (87.9) 2401 (83.9) 3450 (85.1)  
Nationality     0.942
 Jordanian 1117 (94) 2669 (93.9) 3786 (93.9)  
 Syrian 71 (6) 173 (6.1) 244 (6.1)  
Smoking status     < 0.001
 Current 395 (33.1) 189 (6.6) 584 (14.4)  
 Past 206 (17.3) 46 (1.6) 252 (6.2)  
 Never 592 (49.6) 2628 (91.8) 3220 (79.4)  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Body mass index (kg/m2) 28.4 (4.8) 30 (6.4) 29.5 (6) < 0.001
Waist circumference (cm) 98.9 (15.1) 92.7 (16.6) 94.6 (16.4) < 0.001
Waist to hip ratio 0.94 (0.08) 0.85 (0.1) 0.88 (0.1) < 0.001
Waist to height ratio 0.57 (0.08) 0.58 (0.1) 0.58 (0.1) < 0.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 127 (19.6) 118.3 (19.7) 120.9 (20.1) < 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79.5 (11.7) 75 (11.6) 76.3 (11.8) < 0.001
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL) 123.7 (58.6) 106.9 (41.6) 111.9 (47.9) < 0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 193.3 (45.8) 197.5 (41.7) 196.2 (43) < 0.05
HDL (mg/dL) 38.2 (9.5) 48.6 (12.3) 45.6 (12.5) < 0.001
LDL (mg/dL) 125 (37.3) 126.9 (36.3) 126.3 (36.6) 0.135
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 203.8 (209.3) 147.3 (110.6) 164 (149) < 0.001
  1. * Chi-Square test is used to compare proportions between men and women and independent t test is used to compare means between men and women