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Table 1 Diagnostic Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome Utilized in this Study

From: Longitudinal and age trends of metabolic syndrome and its risk factors: The Family Heart Study

   (o) Method* (m) Method** (c) Method***
No Five NCEP criteria† Categories Categories Categories
1 Elevated WAIST > 102 cm in men > 88 cm in women Idem¶ Idem Idem Idem
2 Elevated Fasting GLUC ≥ 110 mg/dl OR use of anti-diabetic medications‡ Idem Idem Idem Idem
3 Elevated TG ≥ 150 mg/dl Idem OR antihyperlipidemic treatment‡ If treated with antihyperlipidemics, the original TG was evaluated as TG/(1–15.2/100)‡ ≥ 150 mg/dl
4 Reduced HDLC < 40 mg/dl in men < 50 mg/dl in women Idem Idem OR antihyperlipidemic treatment‡ If treated with antihyperlipidemics, the original HDLC was evaluated as HDLC/(1+6.1/100)‡ < 40 mg/dl in men < 50 mg/dl in women
5 Elevated Blood Pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg SBP OR ≥ 85 mm Hg DBP OR medication treatment for hypertension‡ Idem Idem Idem If treated with antihypertensives, the original SBP was evaluated as SBP+14.8 mm Hg‡ AND the original DBP was evaluated as DBP+10.5 mm Hg‡ ≥ 130 mm Hg SBP OR ≥ 85 mm Hg DBP
  1. *Original NCEP MetS criteria; **Subjects treated with antihyperlipidemics were considered as passed the corresponding threshold criterion; ***Average effects of many clinical trials were used to impute the original values of treated TG, HDLC, SBP, and DBP. After this correction, categories of MetS were applied. † Any three of the five criteria constituted a diagnosis of MetS; ‡See Methods for details; ¶Identical with the left column category of the same row.