Table 1—

Baseline characteristics of patients with and without the metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome presentMetabolic syndrome absent
n8933,040
Age (years)58 ± 759 ± 7
Men (%)7982
BMI (kg/m2)28 ± 425 ± 3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)142 ± 18137 ± 20
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)86 ± 983 ± 9
FPG (mmol/l)5.8 ± 0.75.4 ± 0.6
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)6.78 ± 0.676.72 ± 0.67
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)4.91 ± 0.674.86 ± 0.65
Triglycerides (mmol/l)1.95 ± 0.441.34 ± 0.42
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)0.98 ± 0.181.24 ± 0.29
Non-HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)5.79 ± 0.675.48 ± 0.70
Apolipoprotein B (g/l)1.25 ± 0.161.13 ± 0.17
Apolipoprotein A-I (g/l)1.22 ± 0.171.30 ± 0.22
  • Data are means ± SD, unless otherwise indicated.