TABLE 2

Criteria for metabolic syndrome among U.S. population ≥50 years

No diabetes
Diabetes
Total
No metabolic syndromeMetabolic syndromeNo metabolic syndromeMetabolic syndrome
Percentage of population54.2%28.7%2.3%14.8%
Criterion
 % Waist circumference (M >102 cm; F >88 cm)34.482.018.586.055.0
 % Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl18.077.85.172.142.8
 % HDL cholesterol (M <40 mg/dl; F <50 mg/dl)16.570.72.669.739.5
 Blood pressure ≥130/85 mm/Hg (%)45.386.243.082.762.5
 Fasting glucose >110 (%)6.230.983.090.227.2