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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 population 54.2% 28.7% 2.3% 14.8%  
Criterion      
 % Waist circumference (M >102 cm; F >88 cm) 34.4 82.0 18.5 86.0 55.0 
 % Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl 18.0 77.8 5.1 72.1 42.8 
 % HDL cholesterol (M <40 mg/dl; F <50 mg/dl) 16.5 70.7 2.6 69.7 39.5 
 Blood pressure ≥130/85 mm/Hg (%) 45.3 86.2 43.0 82.7 62.5 
 Fasting glucose >110 (%) 6.2 30.9 83.0 90.2 27.2 
No diabetes
Diabetes
Total
No metabolic syndromeMetabolic syndromeNo metabolic syndromeMetabolic syndrome
Percentage of population 54.2% 28.7% 2.3% 14.8%  
Criterion      
 % Waist circumference (M >102 cm; F >88 cm) 34.4 82.0 18.5 86.0 55.0 
 % Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl 18.0 77.8 5.1 72.1 42.8 
 % HDL cholesterol (M <40 mg/dl; F <50 mg/dl) 16.5 70.7 2.6 69.7 39.5 
 Blood pressure ≥130/85 mm/Hg (%) 45.3 86.2 43.0 82.7 62.5 
 Fasting glucose >110 (%) 6.2 30.9 83.0 90.2 27.2 
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