Table 2—

Incidence of coronary heart disease and/or stroke (per 1,000 patient-years) among study subjects grouped by metabolic syndrome status

Total (%)WHO-defined metabolic syndrome
NCEP-defined metabolic syndrome
Without (%)With (%)PWithout (%)With (%)P
Incidence among Men
    CHD9.88.411.30.347.013.50.04
    Stroke7.75.110.30.056.69.10.35
    CHD and/or stroke17.112.721.60.0313.022.60.02
Incidence among Women
    CHD5.52.98.00.044.47.30.27
    Stroke7.22.811.2<0.016.28.80.38
    CHD and/or stroke12.65.719.0<0.0110.715.60.22