Table 3—

Odds ratio for the development of metabolic syndrome

CRP
Tertile 2*
Tertile 3*
OR95% CIPOR95% CIP
Men
  CRP alone0.80.4–1.70.5901.00.5–2.10.696
  CRP + BMI0.70.3–1.60.4080.90.4–2.00.869
  CRP + waist circumference0.80.4–1.70.6101.00.5–2.10.992
  CRP + waist-to-hip ratio0.80.4–1.70.6071.00.5–2.10.980
  CRP + insulin resistance0.80.4–1.70.5631.00.5–2.10.972
  CRP + BMI + insulin resistance0.80.3–1.70.4801.00.5–2.10.946
  CRP + waist circumference + insulin resistance0.80.4–1.80.6341.00.5–2.20.996
Women
  CRP alone2.81.4–5.50.0044.02.0–7.9<0.001
  CRP + BMI2.61.3–5.10.0083.41.7–6.9<0.001
  CRP + waist circumference2.61.3–5.10.0073.71.9–7.3<0.001
  CRP + waist-to-hip ratio2.61.3–5.20.0073.71.9–7.3<0.001
  CRP + insulin resistance3.11.5–6.40.0023.81.9–7.7<0.001
  CRP + BMI + insulin resistance3.01.5–6.10.0033.51.7–7.2<0.001
  CRP + waist circumference + insulin resistance3.11.5–6.30.0023.71.8–7.4<0.001
  • Data was pooled with sex interaction with baseline CRP levels in the second and third (highest) tertiles compared with those in the first (lowest) tertile, after adjustment for indexes of adiposity and insulin resistance as covariates in various models. Data were adjusted for baseline age, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity.

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    * Reference group = CRP tertile 1.