Table 5

The profile of MetS components in female subjects aged 50 and above of different blood pressure group at baseline (n = 244)
Characteristic Optimal BP (n = 99) Normal BP (n = 82) High-normal BP (n = 25) High BP (n = 38)
Baseline Follow-up P-value Baseline Follow-up P-value Baseline Follow-up P-value Baseline Follow-up P-value
BMI, kg/m2 24.11 ± 2.06 23.43 ± 3.05 0.451 23.49 ± 2.46 23.52 ± 2.53 0.858 22.55 ± 2.29 23.10 ± 2.92 0.027 24.17 ± 3.18 24.09 ± 3.53 0.699
SBP, mmHg 103.23 ± 6.56 111.02 ±13.12 <0.001 116.46 ± 7.00 118.46 ±15.21 0.273 128.40 ± 4.73 124.44 ±12.93 0.143 139.34 ±15.03 134.76 ±19.41 0.149
DBP, mmHg 67.53 ± 4.76 71.66 ± 8.13 <0.001 78.17 ± 4.05 74.27 ± 8.71 <0.001 79.80 ± 5.30 77.20 ± 8.23 0.215 86.18 ± 9.11 80.16 ±11.85 0.002
HDL-C, mmol/L 1.64 ± 0.36 1.60 ± 0.38 0.060 1.63 ± 0.36 1.51 ± 0.32 <0.001 1.85 ± 0.35 1.68 ± 0.30 0.004 1.72 ± 0.28 1.54 ± 0.28 <0.001
TG, mmol/L 1.19 ± 0.70 1.35 ± 0.80 0.007 1.33 ± 1.07 1.49 ± 0.88 0.059 1.07 ± 0.34 1.25 ± 0.66 0.080 1.27 ± 0.58 1.34 ± 0.59 0.456
FPG, mmol/L 5.26 ± 0.53 5.27 ± 0.55 0.868 5.37 ± 0.53 5.42 ± 0.48 0.474 5.24 ± 0.44 5.43 ± 0.47 0.047 5.51 ± 0.47 5.65 ± 0.66 0.173

BMI body mass index, SBP, DBP systolic / diastolic blood pressure, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG triglyceride, FPG fasting plasma glucose. P-value is based on paired t-test.

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Huo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:912   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-912

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