Table 2—

Presence of each individual metabolic risk factor percentage within sex stratified by race/ethnic group

Waist ≥90th percentile NHANES
Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl
HDL cholesterol ≤40 mg/dl
High blood pressure: systolic ≥130 mmHg or diastolic ≥85 mmHg
Fasting glucose ≥100 mg/dl
NoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYes
Male
    Black112 (79)30 (21)138 (97)4 (3)112 (79)30 (21)114 (80)28 (20)67 (47)75 (53)
    Hispanic272 (75)93 (25)329 (90)36 (10)217 (59)148 (41)320 (88)45 (12)140 (38)225 (62)
    White99 (84)19 (16)107 (91)11 (9)64 (54)54 (46)98 (83)20 (17)55 (47)63 (53)
P = 0.0337P = 0.0012P < 0.0001P = 0.066P = 0.0513
Female
    Black188 (84)37 (16)225 (100)0 (0)201 (89)24 (11)215 (96)10 (4)182 (81)43 (19)
    Hispanic355 (74)124 (26)436 (91)43 (9)348 (73)131 (27)450 (94)29 (6)330 (69)149 (31)
    White107 (86)17 (14)120 (97)4 (3)97 (78)27 (22)119 (96)5 (4)93 (75)31 (25)
P = 0.0065P = *P < 0.0001P = 0.1485P = 0.1055
Total1,133 (78)320 (22)1,355 (93)98 (7)1,039 (72)414 (28)1,316 (91)137 (9)867 (60)586 (40)
  • Data are n (%). P values represent tests for ethnic/racial differences within sex in the proportion of participants classified with and without the IDF-defined metabolic syndrome.

  • * Model could not be assessed due to an empty cell.