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Table 3 High prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with rheumatic diseases

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

     Metabolic syndrome prevalence, percentage
  Number Mean age, years Women, percentage NCEP WHO NCEP WHO
  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Control
Karvounaris, et al. [62] 200 63 74 44 - 41 -
Chung, et al. [63]        
   Early RA 88 51 64 30 31 22 -
   Established RA 66 59 73 42 42   
Dessein, et al. [61] 74 56 86 - 19 - -
  Systemic lupus erythematosus Control
Chung, et al. [67] 102 40 91 29 32 20 11
Magadmi, et al. [66] 44 51 100 18 - - -
  Ankylosing spondylitis Control
Malesci, et al. [68] 24 51 12 46 - 11 -
  1. NCEP, National Cholesterol Education Program; WHO, World Health Organization.