Table 1

Characteristics of participants in the validation study of the MS according to the ATP-III criteria

Self-reported MS

Non self-reported MS

Confirmed MS

Confirmed non-MS

Total


n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)


Sex


Men

46 (80.7%)

57 (49.6%)

51 (83.6%)

52 (46.8%)

103 (59.9%)


Women

11 (19.3%)

58 (50.4%)

10 (16.4%)

59 (53.2%)

69 (40.1%)


Age


<40 years

5 (8.8%)

41 (35.6%)

4 (6.5%)

42 (37.8%)

46 (26.%)


41-55 years

14 (24.6%)

38 (33%)

12 (19.7%)

40 (36%)

52 (30.2%)


>55 years

38 (66.6%)

36 (31.4%)

45 (73.8%)

29 (26.2%)

74 (43%)


BMI


<30 kg/m2

37 (64.9%)

104 (90.4%)

37 (60.7%)

104 (93.7%)

142 (82%)


≥30 kg/m2

20 (35.1%)

11 (9.6%)

24 (39.3%)

7 (6.3%)

30 (18%)


Educational level


Doctorate/Master 11 (19.3%)

29 (25.2%)

12 (19.7%)

28 (25.2%)

40 (23.3%)


Graduate

22 (38.6%)

38 (33%)

26 (42.6%)

34 (30.6%)

60 (34.9%)


Bachelor

24 (42.1%)

48 (41.7%)

23 (37.7%)

49 (44.2%)

72 (41.9%)


Biomedical

degree


Yes

13 (22.8%)

50 (43.5%)

14 (22.9%)

49 (44.1%)

63 (36.6%)


No

44 (77.2%)

65 (56.5%)

47 (77.1%)

62 (55.8%)

109 (63.4%)


Total

57

115

61

111

172


BMI body mass index

Barrio-Lopez et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:867   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-867

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