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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of people with metabolic syndrome in HUNT 2a

From: Even low level of physical activity is associated with reduced mortality among people with metabolic syndrome, a population based study (the HUNT 2 study, Norway)

  Age group, years
Demographics < 65 ≥65
Participants, n 9,883 3,566
Person-years, 124,466 50,269
Deaths (all causes), n 460 1,379
Deaths (CVD), n (% of all deaths) 119 (26) 592 (43)
Mean age at baseline, years (± SD) 45.8 (11.3) 73.1 (6.1)
Mean body mass index, kg/m2 (± SD) 29.5 (4.0) 29.0 (3.9)
Mean waist circumference, cm (± SD) 95.3 (10.0) 95.1 (10.3)
Mean SBP, mmHg (± SD) 142.5 (17.3) 160.9 (22.3)
Mean DBP, mmHg (± SD) 85.1 (11.0) 87.7 (12.9)
Mean serum triglycerides, mmol/L (± SD) 2.8 (1.4) 2.6 (1.1)
Mean serum glucose, mmol/L (± SD) 5.6 (1.7) 6.3 (2.4)
Mean serum HDL, mmol/L (± SD) 1.1 (0.3) 1.2 (0.3)
Mean percentage of people taking diabetes medication (± SD) 3.8 (0.04) 12.6 (0.1)
Mean percentage of people taking BP medication (± SD) 11.5 (0.1) 33 (0.3)
Mean percentage of current smokers (± SD) 32.2 (0.3) 15.9 (0.1)
Mean percentage of sedentary occupational work (± SD) 28 (0.2) 45 (0.3)
Mean percentage of college or university education (± SD) 18 (0.2) 5 (0.05)
Participants' PA levelsb, %   
   Inactive 9 19
   Low 38 39
   Moderate 27 29
   High 26 12
  1. aHUNT 2, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study 2; CVD, cardiovascular disease; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; PA, physical activity; Inactive, no light and no hard physical activity; Low, less than three hours of light and no hard PA; Medium, less than three hours light and less than one hour hard PA, or at least three hours light PA and no hard PA; High, at least three hours light PA and less than one hour hard PA or at least three hours light PA and at least one hour hard PA or less than three hours light PA and at least one hour hard PA; bbecause of rounding, percentages may not total 100.