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Table 5 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome by age categories, smoking status, marital status, region and nationality among Jordanians using ATP III 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
 18-29 137 (89.5) 16 (10.5)   527 (92) 46 (8)  
 30-39 101 (56.7) 77 (43.3)   488 (79.5) 126 (20.5)  
 40-49 144 (46.5) 166 (53.5)   411 (54.5) 343 (45.5)  
 50-59 110 (37.5) 183 (62.5)   165 (30.3) 379 (69.7)  
 60-69 41 (26.6) 113 (73.4)   48 (19.8) 195 (80.2)  
 ≥70 41 (43.6) 53 (56.4)   19 (22.6) 65 (77.4)  
Smoking status    <0.001    < 0.05
 Never 295 (50.2) 293 (49.8)   1541 (59.6) 1046 (40.4)  
 Past 76 (37.3) 128 (62.7)   24 (52.2) 22 (47.8)  
 Current 205 (52.3) 187 (47.7)   95 (51.1) 91 (48.9)  
Marital status    <0.001    < 0.001
 Single 126 (89.4) 15 (10.6)   398 (87.3) 58 (12.7)  
 Married 450 (43.1) 593 (56.9)   1262 (53.4) 1101 (46.6)  
Region    <0.001    < 0.001
 North 169 (43.4) 220 (56.6)   517 (56.8) 393 (43.2)  
 Middle 267 (57.1) 201 (42.9)   821 (63.8) 466 (36.2)  
 South 140 (42.8) 187 (57.2)   322 (51.8) 300 (48.2)  
Nationality    <0.001    0.081
 Jordanian 527 (47.6) 581 (52.4)   1555 (59.2) 1071 (40.8)  
 Syrian 48 (67.6) 23 (32.4)   92 (53.5) 80 (46.5)  
  1. * Chi-Square test is used to compare prevalence rates of Metabolic syndrome according to studied variables for men and women