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Table 2 Comparison of Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) in the metabolically healthy and unhealthy subgroups as classified by the various definitions and stratified by sex

From: Prevalence rates of metabolic health and body size phenotypes by different criteria and association with insulin resistance in a Maltese Caucasian population

Males
  Metabolically healthy Metabolically unhealthy value
  HOMA-IR Median (interquartile range)  
NCEP-0 1.32 (0.89–1.64) 2.12 (1.49–2.71) <0.001
NCEP-1 1.48 (1.08–1.95) 2.31 (1.90–3.01) <0.001
NCEP-2 1.61 (1.13–2.19) 2.89 (2.19–3.45) <0.001
Doumatey et al. 1.52 (1.07–1.95) 2.35 (1.95–3.02) <0.001
Hamer et al. 1.51 (1.07–1.95) 2.28 (1.65–2.96) <0.001
Aguilar-Salinas et al. 1.53 (1.08–1.97) 2.51 (1.96–3.08) <0.001
Karelis et al. 1.27 (0.84–1.65) 2.13 (1.53–2.73) <0.001
Lavie et al. 1.29 (0.83–1.66) 2.13 (1.57–2.80) <0.001
Females
  HOMA-IR Median (interquartile range)  
NCEP-0 1.24 (0.78–1.79) 1.71 (1.09–2.27) <0.001
NCEP-1 1.31 (0.89–1.84) 2.13 (1.51–2.77) <0.001
NCEP-2 1.45 (0.95–1.96) 2.72 (2.18–3.19) <0.001
Doumatey et al. 1.52 (0.98–2.07) 1.73 (1.02–2.47) 0.115
Hamer et al. 1.36 (0.91–1.85) 1.96 (1.30–2.54) <0.001
Aguilar-Salinas et al. 1.51 (0.96–2.05) 1.88 (1.11–2.66) 0.039
Karelis et al. 1.28 (0.82–1.71) 1.97 (1.27–2.55) <0.001
Lavie et al. 1.29 (0.89–1.82) 1.83 (1.20–2.42) <0.001
  1. NCEP National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)/Adult Treatment Panel III