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Table 2 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in different countries according to the National Cholesterol Education Program criteria

From: Metabolic syndrome in rheumatic diseases: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical implications

Age group, years Country Percentage in males Percentage in females
>20 US 24 23.7
>18 Greece 24.2 22.8
20–80 Cyprus 26.5 18.3
>20 Italy 22.3 27.2
>20 India 22.9 39.9
>20 Iran 24 42
>25 Poland 16.2 20.9
>25 North Jordan 28.7 40.9
35–74 China 9.8 17.8
55–74 Germany 28 24
50–69 Ireland 21.8 21.5
70 Sweden 26.3 19.2