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Table 1 Clinically determined criterion scores for metabolic syndrome

From: The association of posttraumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome: a study of increased health risk in veterans

Measures Criterion score
Serum triglycerides ≥ 150 mg dl-1
High-density lipoprotein < 35 mg dl-1
Blood pressurea  
   Systolic ≥ 130 mm/Hg
   Diastolic ≥ 85 mm/Hg
Waist-to-hip ratio  
   Men ≥ 0.90
   Women ≥ 0.85
Plasma glucose concentration ≥ 110 mg dl-1
  1. aSystolic and diastolic blood pressure values were combined to represent one condition (hypertension as represented by SBP ≥ 130 mm/Hg and DBP ≥ 85 mm/Hg).
  2. Metabolic syndrome status was defined as meeting of three or more of the five criteria.