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Table 4 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome by age categories, smoking status, marital status, region and nationality among Jordanians using IDF definition, Jordan 2017

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

Variables Men P value* Women P value*
No Yes No Yes
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Age (years)    <0.001    <0.001
 18–29 133 (86.9) 20 (13.1)   506 (88.3) 67 (11.7)  
 30–39 95 (53.4) 83 (46.6)   445 (72.5) 169 (27.5)  
 40–49 132 (42.6) 178 (57.4)   364 (48.3) 390 (51.7)  
 50–59 109 (37.2) 184 (62.8)   145 (26.7) 399 (73.3)  
 60–69 51 (33.1) 103 (66.9)   36 (14.8) 207 (85.2)  
 ≥ 70 37 (39.4) 57 (60.6)   16 (19) 68 (81)  
Smoking status    <0.001    0.05
 No 280 (47.6) 308 (52.4)   1413 (54.6) 1174 (45.4)  
 Past 68 (33.3) 136 (66.7)   20 (43.5) 26 (56.5)  
 Current 211 (53.8) 181 (46.2)   81 (43.5) 105 (56.5)  
Marital status    <0.001    <0.001
 Single 126 (89.4) 15 (10.6)   380 (83.3) 76 (16.7)  
 Married 433 (41.5) 610 (58.5)   1134 (48) 1229 (52)  
Region    <0.001    <0.001
 North 179 (46) 210 (54)   459 (50.4) 451 (49.6)  
 Middle 261 (55.8) 207 (44.2)   753 (58.5) 534 (41.5)  
 South 119 (36.4) 208 (63.6)   302 (48.6) 320 (51.4)  
Nationality    0.045    0.043
 Jordanian 517 (46.7) 591 (53.3)   1422 (54.2) 1204 (45.8)  
 Syrian 41 (57.7) 30 (42.3)   81 (47.1) 91 (52.9)  
  1. * Chi-Square test is used to compare prevalence rates of Metabolic syndrome according to studied variables for men and women