Journal of Obesity / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Cut-Off Values of Anthropometric Indices for Identifying Subjects at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Iranian Elderly Men

Table 1

Characteristics of study subjects according to the presence of two or more metabolic risk factors except for WC in the elderly Iranians.

Men
 Two or more metabolic risk factors of the NCEP-ATPIII of the criteria except for WC
TotalAbsentPresentP value

Age (years)71.85 ± 5.4472.15 ± 5.4271.71 ± 5.490.568
Body mass index (kg/m2)25.51 ± 4.0224.36 ± 3.8326.32 ± 3.960.001
WHR0.94 ± 0.060.93 ± 0.060.96 ± 0.050.001
Waist (cm)94.69 ± 11.1090.86 ± 10.6697.39 ± 10.630.000
WHtR56.91 ± 6.5154.56 ± 6.4058.55 ± 6.110.000
Fasting blood sugar (mg/dL)104.11 ± 37.6790.12 ± 18.53113.52 ± 44.140.000
Glucose (2hpp) (mg/dL)124.45 ± 56.42103.48 ± 28.21140.74 ± 66.890.000
Triglycerides (mg/dL)151.80 ± 87.78101.25 ± 33.41186.63 ± 96.410.000
HDL (mg/dL)40.74 ± 10.6448.08 ± 9.4335.80 ± 8.310.000
Cholesterol (mg/dL)199.56 ± 39.40197.35 ± 39.38200.68 ± 39.430.557
Systolic blood pressure134.12 ± 21.40124.12 ± 20.10140.79 ± 19.700.000
Diastolic blood pressure80.12 ± 13.2277.41 ± 10.7881.84 ± 4.390.023
Low HDL cholesterol (n, (%))98 (48.5)13 (15.9)85 (70.8)0.000
High TG (n, (%))82 (40.8)3 (3.7)79 (66.4)0.000
High blood pressure (n, (%))136 (70.5)35 (46.7)101 (85.6)0.000
High blood sugar (n, (%))54 (26.6)5 (6.1)49 (40.5)0.000
Lipid drug (n, (%))24 (85.7)5 (100.0)19 (82.6)1.000
Diabetes drug regular (n, (%))30 (96.8)5 (100)25 (96.2)1.000
Hypertension drug regular (n, (%))38 (74.5)5 (55.6)33 (78.6)0.150

The numerical values are presented as mean ± SD and compared by Student’s t-test except for items indicated by § that Mann-Whitney U test was employed. Categorical data is shown as n (%) and tested by chi-square.
*BMI: body mass index, WC: waist circumference, WHR: waist-to-hip ratio, and WHtR: waist-to-height ratio.
Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dL or on antilipid agents.
††HDL-C < 40 for men and <50 for women or on antilipid agents.
High blood pressure is considered as SBP ≥ 140 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg or antihypertensive agents.