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Table 3 The frequency of individual components of the metabolic syndrome in obese (BMI ≥ 30) individuals

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and metabolically healthy obesity in Europe: a collaborative analysis of ten large cohort studies

  Estonia Finland Germany Italy The Netherlands Norway UK
  EGCUT DILGOM Health2000 KORA CHRIS MICROS LifeLines PREVEND HUNT2 NCDS
Total N 2,053 946 1,342 786 130 157 9,934 1,137 9,922 1,669
Metabolic component           
Strict criterium for high BP (%) 1,637 (79.7) 801 (84.7) 1,104 (82.3) 573 (72.9) 83 (63.9) 123 (78.3) 6,407 (64.5) 825 (72.6) 7,991 (80.5) 998 (59.8)
Strict criterium for blood glucose (%) 482 (23.4) 493 (52.1) 329 (24.5) 251 (31.9) 27 (20.8) 25 (15.9) 1,524 (15.3) 161 (14.2) 1,377 (13.9) 114 (6.8)
Criterium for HDL cholesterol (%) 273 (13.3) 346 (36.6) 750 (55.9) 281 (35.8) 17 (13.1) 14 (8.9) 3,913 (39.4) 646 (56.8) 4,547 (45.8) 387 (23.2)
Criterium for triglycerides (%) 815 (39.7) 407 (43.0) 710 (52.9) 317 (40.3) 44 (33.9) 68 (43.3) 3,028 (30.5) 496 (43.6) 4,693 (47.3) 912 (54.6)
Less strict criterium for high BP (%) 1,386 (67.5) 670 (70.8) 916 (68.3) 498 (63.4) 64 (49.2) 98 (62.4) 4,492 (45.2) 660 (58.2) 6,447 (65.0) 609 (36.5)
Less strict criterium for blood glucose (%) 463 (22.5) 176 (18.6) 148 (11.0) 135 (17.2) 12 (9.2) 12 (7.6) 825 (8.3) 87 (7.7) 920 (9.3) 92 (5.5)