Table 1: Demographic and lifestyle habits of the study sample in Qatar ( ).

Variables  Total
ATPIII valueIDF value
MetS(+)
MetS(−)
MetS(+)
MetS(−)
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%)

Age (mean ± SD)42.66 ± 11.145.93 ± 10.0341.50 ± 11.30<0.00142.89 ± 10.7342.52 ± 11.410.534
Age groups (years)
 <35411 (26.5)359 (31.3)52 (12.8)<0.001137 (24.0)274 (28.0)0.239
 35–44.9461 (29.7)333 (29.1)128 (31.5)177 (30.9)284 (29.0)
 45–54.9455 (29.3)314 (27.4)141 (34.7)182 (31.8)273 (27.9)
 55–64.9175 (11.3)102 (8.9)73 (18.0)59 (10.3)116 (11.8)
 65 and above50 (3.2)38 (3.3)12 (3.0)17 (3.0)33 (3.4)
Male gender758 (48.8)174 (42.9)584 (51.0)0.005274 (47.9)484 (49.4)0.572
Education level
 <Secondary863 (55.6)259 (63.8)604 (52.7)<0.001358 (62.6)505 (51.5)0.001
 ≥Secondary689 (44.4)147 (36.2)542 (47.3)214 (37.4)475 (48.5)
Occupation
 Retired/not working/HW*643 (41.4)191 (47.0)452 (39.4)0.024241 (42.1)402 (41.0)0.911
 Professional756 (48.7)176 (43.3)580 (50.6)275 (48.1)481 (49.1)
 Manual worker153 (9.9)39 (9.6)114 (9.9)56 (9.8)97 (9.9)
Type of residence
 Shabia517 (33.1)121 (29.8)396 (34.6)0.130178 (31.1)339 (34.6)0.346
 Villa909 (58.8)255 (62.8)654 (57.1)344 (60.1)565 (57.7)
 Apartment126 (8.1)30 (7.4)96 (8.4)50 (8.7)76 (7.8)
Marital status
 Married934 (60.2)241 (59.4)693 (60.5)0.694360 (62.9)574 (58.6)0.090
 Single618 (39.8)165 (40.6)453 (39.5)212 (37.1)406 (41.4)
Fast food consumption518 (33.4)164 (40.4)354 (30.9)<0.001217 (37.9)301 (30.7)0.004
Physical activity422 (27.2)86 (21.2)336 (29.3)0.002134 (23.4)288 (29.4)0.011
Smoking status
 Never smoke1246 (80.3)332 (81.8)914 (79.8)0.337459 (80.2)787 (80.3)0.145
 Past smoker147 (9.5)31 (7.6)116 (10.1)46 (8.0)101 (10.3)
 Current smoker159 (10.2)43 (10.6)116 (10.1)67 (11.7)92 (9.4)
Avg. number of years smoked13.25 ± 9.5313.28 ± 11.6013.24 ± 8.860.98412.99 ± 8.7013.71 ± 10.890.624
No. of cigarettes smoke/day (mean ± SD)19.63 ± 13.0122.44 ± 12.7118.81 ± 13.020.09918.93 ± 13.3820.03 ± 12.830.567
Sheesha smoking332 (21.4)83 (20.4)249 (21.7)0.588135 (23.6)197 (20.1)0.105

*HW: housewife.