Table 3

Associations of potential determinants with remission in univariable logistic regression analysis
n (%) Remission rate (%) ORa (95 % C.I.) P-value
Baseline determinants
Age (years) 0.98 (0.95 ; 1.01) 0.27
Gender 104 (53.6) 51.0 Ref.
90 (46.4) 55.6 1.20 (0.68 ; 2.12) 0.52
Ethnicity Western European 187 (96.4) 53.5 Ref.
Other 7 (3.6) 42.9 0.65 (0.14 ; 3.00) 0.58
Higher educated No 126 (64.9) 52.4 Ref.
Yes 68 (35.1) 54.4 1.09 (0.60 ; 1.96) 0.79
Smoking No 151 (77.8) 53.6 Ref.
Yes 43 (22.2) 51.2 0.91 (0.46 ; 1.78) 0.77
Number of metabolic syndrome components 3 149 (76.8) 59.7 Ref.
≥ 4 45 (23.2) 31.1 0.30 (0.15 ; 0.62) <0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 0.92 (0.85 ; 1.00) 0.05
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2.64 (0.97 ; 7.18) 0.06
Waist circumference (cm) 0.93 (0.89 ; 0.97) <0.001
Blood pressure (mmHg) Systolic 0.99 (0.97 ; 1.01) 0.14
Diastolic 0.96 (0.93 ; 1.00) 0.07
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.57 (0.29 ; 1.11) 0.10
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 0.55 (0.36 ; 0.85) <0.01
Follow-up determinants
≥ 2 consultations with practice nurse No 60 (30.9) 51.7 Ref.
Yes 134 (69.1) 53.7 1.09 (0.59 ; 2.00) 0.07
Cardiovascular medication, specific for metabolic syndrome component No 132 (68.0) 56.1 Ref.
Yes 62 (32.0) 46.8 0.69 (0.38 ; 1.26) 0.23
Consultation with dietician No 133 (68.6) 55.6 Ref.
Yes 61 (31.4) 47.5 0.72 (0.39 ; 1.33) 0.30
Change in physical activity level (hours/week) 1.00 (0.98 ; 1.01) 0.48
Weight loss (kg) 1.14 (1.07 ; 1.20) <0.001

a Odds ratio per one-unit change.

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den Engelsen et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:778   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-778

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