Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Prevalence of Risk Factors for the Metabolic Syndrome in the Middle Income Caribbean Nation of St. Lucia

Table 3

Frequency of metabolic syndrome indicators.

Female Male
VariablesFreq.%Valid casesVariablesFreq.%Valid cases


Female n = 349. Male n = 150. HDL: high-density lipoprotein. RBS: fasting glucose greater than or equal to 110 (mg/dL). W: waist circumference greater than 40 (in.) for males or 35 (in.) for females. Low HDL is less than 50 (mg/dL) for females and less than 40 (mg/dL) for males.

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