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Table 2 Components of metabolic syndrome and SF-36 scores of participants

From: Sex differences in relationships between metabolic syndrome components and factors associated with health-related quality of life in middle-aged adults living in the community: a cross-sectional study in Taiwan

  Total Men Women P value
n % n % n %  
Components of metabolic syndrome
 Systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 287 31.7 166 47.8 121 21.6 < 0.001
 Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 234 25.8 140 40.3 94 16.8 < 0.001
 Triglyceride ≥150 202 22.3 119 34.3 83 14.9 < 0.001
 HDL-C < 40 for male & < 50 for female 156 17.2 59 17.0 97 17.4 0.8922
 Fasting glucose ≥100 172 19.0 86 24.8 86 15.4 0.001
 Waist circumference  ≥ 90 for male & ≥ 80 for female 417 46.0 142 40.9 275 49.2 0.015
History of diabetes mellitus
 No 741 81.8 280 80.7 461 82.5 0.769
 Yes 28 3.1 12 3.5 16 2.9  
 Missing 137 15.1 55 15.9 82 14.7  
History of hypertension
 No 714 78.8 256 73.8 458 81.9 0.004
 Yes 78 8.6 42 12.1 36 6.4  
 Missing 114 12.6 49 14.1 65 11.6  
History of dyslipidemia
 No 757 83.6 271 78.1 486 86.9 0.001
 Yes 110 12.1 62 17.9 48 8.6  
 Missing 39 4.3 14 4.0 25 4.5  
SF-36 (mean ± SD)
 Physical functioning 53.1 5.1 54.2 4.4 52.4 5.3 < 0.001
 Role physical 51.8 8.4 52.6 7.7 51.3 8.3 0.022
 Bodily pain 52.9 8.2 53.9 8.3 52.3 8.1 0.003
 General health 47.3 9.2 47.8 9.6 47.0 9.0 0.195
 Vitality 47.8 4.6 48.1 4.6 47.6 4.6 0.121
 Social functioning 31.6 4.2 31.9 4.2 31.4 4.2 0.075
 Role emotional 50.4 9.8 50.6 9.7 50.2 9.8 0.509
 Mental health 38.5 4.5 39.3 4.3 38.0 4.5 < 0.001
 Physical component summary (PCS) 54.7 6.9 55.7 6.7 54.1 6.9 0.001
 Mental component summary (MCS) 38.0 5.0 38.1 5.0 37.8 5.0 0.417