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Table 3 Physical measures and laboratory values used to determine metabolic syndrome

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

Measures All Veterans (N= 253) With PTSD (N= 139) Without PTSD (N= 114) p
Serum triglycerides 189.5 ± 141.8 194.6 ± 154.7 183.3 ± 124.7 ns
High-density lipoprotein 42.7 ± 11.3 42.5 ± 10.6 43.0 ± 12.0 ns
Blood pressure     
   Systolic 130.8 ± 15.3 132.2 ± 16.0 129.1 ± 14.4 ns
   Diastolic 81.7 ± 10.0 82.9 ± 9.9 80.2 ± 10.0 0.033
Waist-to-hip ratio     
   Men 0.97 ± 0.07 0.98 ± 0.07 0.97 ± 0.06 ns
   Women 0.85 ± 0.06 0.87 ± 0.03 0.84 ± 0.06 ns
Plasma glucose concentration 106.4 ± 26.8 105.6 ± 26.3 107.5 ± 27.5 ns
  1. All values are mean ± standard deviation. Diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) ≥ 65 and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for PTSD are met. ns, not significant.