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Table 1 Age-adjusted prevalence according to MetS definition within NHANES cohorts.

From: Metabolic syndrome: definitions and controversies

  N ATPIII 2001 ATPIII revised WHO IDF
NHANES 1988-1994 [143] 8,814 23.7%    
NHANES 1988-1994 [144] 8,608 23.9%   25.1%  
NHANES 1988-1994 [145] 6,436 24.1% 29.2%   
NHANES 1999-2002 [145] 1,677 27.0% 32.3%   
NHANES 1999-2002 [10] 3,601   34.6%   39.1%
NHANES 2003-2006 [13] 3,423   34%   
  1. ATPIII = National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III; IDF = International Diabetes Federation; MetS = metabolic syndrome; NHANES = National Health and Examination Survey; WHO = World Health Organization.