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Table 2 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome (95%CI) and its components according to age and sex strata

From: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Saudi Arabia - a cross sectional study

Age groups Abdominal obesity Elevated blood pressure Elevated blood glucose Elevated triglycerides Low HDL cholesterol Metabolic syndrome
IDF NCEP-ATP III
Total
 18-29 years 25.3(24.1-26.5) 12.0 (11.2-12.9) 25.0(23.8-26.2) 22.0(20.85-23.11) 75.7 (74.5-76.9) 13.4(12.4-14.3) 19.6(18.5-20.7)
 30-39 years 51.4(49.5-53.3) 24.7(23.0-26.3) 34.6(32.7-36.4) 38.83(37.0-40.7) 80.2(78.6-81.7) 33.8(31.96-35.6) 42.7(40.8-44.6)
 40-49 years 66.3(64.3-68.3) 38.6(36.5-40.6) 46.8(44.7-48.8) 41.55(39.5-43.6) 81.4(79.8-83.0) 49.4(47.3-51.5) 57.9(55.8-59.9)
 50-59 years 70.4(67.7-73.2) 53.31(50.3-56.3) 56.5(53.6-59.5) 42.4(39.4-45.3) 82.2(79.96-84.5) 56.3(53.3-49.2) 66.8(64.0-69.6)
 60-69 years 69.8(66.1-73.5) 63.4(59.4-67.3) 59.9(55.9-63.9) 44.0(39.9-48.0) 79.8(76.5-83.1) 58.5(54.4-62.5) 71.0(67.3-74.7)
  ≥ 70 years 59.7(54.9-64.4) 66.8(62.2-71.4) 57.7(52.9-62.5) 38.4(33.6-43.1) 78.7(74.7-82.7) 50.7 (45.9-55.6) 65.8(61.2-70.5)
Men
 18-29 years 27.7(25.9-29.5) 16.5(15.0-18.0) 28.4(26.6-30.3) 28.4(26.6-30.2) 71.0(69.2-72.9) 16.4(14.9-17.9) 24.4(22.7-26.2)
 30-39 years 52.4(49.6-55.1) 30.4 (27.9-32.9) 41.4(38.7-44.1) 49.61(49.9-52.4) 77.6(75.3-79.9) 39.26(36.7-41.94) 51.7(49.0-54.5)
 40-49 years 63.1(60.0-66.1) 41.2(38.1-44.3) 49.2(46.0-52.3) 51.1(47.9-54.3) 77.3(74.6-80.0) 49.5(46.3-52.7) 60.3(57.2-63.4)
 50-59 years 68.9(64.9-72.9) 58.2(54.0-62.4) 57.4(53.2-61.7) 49.6(45.3-53.9) 79.8(76.3-83.2) 57.25(53.0-61.5) 70.8(66.9-74.7)
 60-69 years 69.2(64.1-74.3) 61.9(56.5-67.3) 58.7(53.3-64.2) 47.0(41.5-52.5) 75.2(70.5-80.0) 58.7(53.3-64.2) 71.11(66.1-76.1)
  ≥ 70 years 55.9(48.8-63.1) 66.7(59.9-73.4) 59.7(52.6-66.7) 43.0(35.9-50.1) 69.4(62.7-76.0) 45.2(38.0-52.3) 61.8(54.9-68.8)
Women
 18-29 years 23.3(21.7-24.8) 8.40(7.38-9.42) 22.18(20.7-23.7) 16.77(15.4-18.1) 79.53(78.1-81.0) 10.9(9.8-12.1) 15.7(14.3-17.0)
 30-39 years 50.5(47.9-53.1) 19.4(17.3-21.4) 28.3(25.9-30.6) 28.9(26.5-31.3) 82.5(80.5-84.5) 28.7(26.3-31.5 34.3(31.8-36.8)
 40-49 years 68.7(66.1-71.3) 36.6(34.0-39.3) 45.0(42.2-47.7) 34.5(31.9-37.1) 84.5(82.5-86.5) 49.3(46.6-52.1) 56.1(53.3-58.8)
 50-59 years 71.9(68.2-75.6) 48.8(44.6-52.9) 55.7(51.6-58.8) 35.6(31.6-39.6) 84.5(81.5-87.5) 55.3(51.2-59.5) 63.0(59.0-67.0)
 60-69 years 70.5(65.0-76.1) 65.1(59.3-70.9) 61.2(55.3-67.2) 40.3(34.3-46.3) 85.3(81.0-89.6) 58.1(52.1-64.2) 70.9(65.4-76.5)
  ≥ 70 years 62.8(56.4-69.3) 67.0(60.7-73.2) 56.0(49.4-62.6) 34.4(28.1-40.7) 86.7(82.2-91.2) 55.5(48.9-62.1) 69.27(63.15-75.39)
  1. NCEP-ATP-III;, National Cholesterol Education Program and Adult Treatment Panel III, HDL; high density lipoprotein, IDF; International Diabetes Federation, LDL; low density lipoprotein