Table 1: Criteria used for the diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

CriteriaEGIR (1999) [13]ATPIII (2005) [14]IDF (2005) [15]JIS (2009) [12]

CompulsoryIR, fasting th percentileNone cm (men)
 cm (women)
None
AdditionalAny 2 other criteriaAny 3 criteriaAny 2 other criteriaAny 3 criteria
Obesity
 Men cm cm cm
 Women cm cm cm
Triglycerides>2.0 mmol/L≥1.7 mmol/L≥1.7 mmol/L≥1.7 mmol/L
HDL-C
 Men<1.0 mmol/L<1.03 mmol/L<1.03 mmol/L<1.03 mmol/L
 Women<1.0 mmol/L<1.3 mmol/L or on dyslipidaemia treatment<1.3 mmol/L or on dyslipidaemia treatment<1.3 mmol/L or on dyslipidaemia treatment
Blood pressure≥140/90 mmHg≥130/85 mmHg or on hypertension treatment≥130/85 mmHg or on hypertension treatment≥130/85 mmHg or on hypertension treatment
Glucose≥6.1 mmol/L≥5.6 mmol/L or on diabetes treatment≥5.6 mmol/L or on diabetes treatment≥5.6 mmol/L or on diabetes treatment

ATPIII: Adult Treatment Panel III; EGIR: European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance; IDF: International Diabetes Federation; JIS: Joint Interim Statement; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; IR: insulin resistance; WC: waist circumference.