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Table 3 Prevalence of each criterion for the metabolic syndrome of the subjects

From: The Association between Shift Work and the Metabolic Syndrome in Female Workers

Criterion Daytime workers (n = 71) Shift workers (n = 183) p-value
  Number (%) Number (%)  
WC (≥85 cm) 4 (5.6) 13 (7.1) 0.674*
BP (≥130/85 mmHg) or being treated 20 (28.2) 92 (50.3) 0.001
FBS (≥100 mg/dL) or being treated 3 (4.2) 45 (24.6) <0.001
TG (≥150 mg/dL) or being treated 7 (9.9) 36 (19.7) 0.061
HDL (<50 mg/dL) or being treated 18 (25.4) 49 (26.8) 0.817
Metabolic syndrome 2 (2.8) 28 (15.3) 0.006
  1. WC, waist circumference; FBS, fasting blood sugar; TG, triglyceride; HDL, high density lipoprotein.
  2. *calculated by Fisher’s exact test, † calculated by × 2 test.
  3. ‡ Metabolic syndrome is any 3 of these 5 criteria: WC ≥ 85 cm, BP ≥ 130/85 mmHg, FBS ≥ 100 mg/dL, TG ≥ 150 mg/dL and HDL < 50 mg/dL or being medicated for the same conditions.