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Table 1 Demographic characteristics at baseline and after cardiac rehabilitation

From: Short and long term effect of treatment non-pharmacological and lifestyle in patients with metabolic syndrome

 Pre-rehabilitation (%) (n = 47)Post-rehabilitation (%)  (n = 47)pFollow up (n = 28)p
Man (%)22.222.20.9922.20.99
Woman (%)77.877.80.9877.80.98
Age (years)61.6 ± 6.261.9 ± 6.20.5462.6 ± 9.80.4
Overweight22.233.30.0433.30.99
Obesity degree I (%)44.438.80.04944.40.055
Obesity degree II (%)22.2110.055.50.058
Obesity degree III (%)5.5110.4116.60.42
HBA1C < 6%33.322.20.4816.60,44
SBH controlled (%)1133.30.0433.30.99
Total cholesterol > 200 mg/dl (%)55.566.60.74600.78
HDL cholesterol
 Man < 40 mg/dl (%)75500.032250.01
 Woman < 50 mg/dl (%)64.271.40.65710.99
 LDL > 135 mg/dl (%)77.783.30.87900.78
 Triglycerides > 150 mg/dl (%)66.677.70.65800.85
Waist circumference
 Woman < 88 cm (%)00 25 
 Man < 102 cm (%)025 25 
  1. The values highlighted in italics represent p < 0.05 pre-rehabilitation versus post-rehabilitation or post-rehabilitation versus follow up
  2. HDL high density lipoprotein, LDL low density lipoprotein