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Table 2 Basic characteristics of 1160 Heart 2005 study subjects.

From: Far from easy and accurate - detection of metabolic syndrome by general practitioners

Age (years) n = 1159 63.8 (11)
≥ 65 years (%) n = 1159 53.9
Sex (men %) n = 1135 42.8
BMI n = 1155 29.7 (5.1)
Current smokers (%) n = 1152 16.4
Hypertension (%) n = 1116 73.8
Dyslipidaemia (%) n = 1109 69.7
CHD (%) n = 1080 19.4
Diabetes (%) n = 1083 28.4
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) n = 1042 6.15 (1.5)
SBP (mmHg) n = 1136 144 (19)
DBP (mmHg) n = 1135 84 (10)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) n = 1085 5.11 (1.0)
Triglycerides (mmol/l) n = 1050 1.47 (0.80)
HDL cholesterol, men (mmol/l) n = 437 1.3 (0.38)
HDL cholesterol, women (mmol/l) n = 599 1.6 (0.47)
Waist circumference, men (cm) n = 465 105 (12)
Waist circumference, women (cm) n = 631 95 (14)
  1. BMI, body mass index; CHD, coronary heart disease; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HDL, high density lipoprotein.
  2. Figures are means (SD) unless stated otherwise.