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Table 2 Prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to definition used

From: Methotrexate therapy associates with reduced prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis patients over the age of 60- more than just an anti-inflammatory effect? A cross sectional study

Definition of MetS used Prevalence
  Total Males Females P value
IDF n (%) 159 (45.3) 49 (52.7) 110 (42.6) 0.095
NCEP 2004 n (%) 156 (40.1) 45 (42.5) 111 (39.2) 0.563
NCEP 2001 n (%) 149 (38.3) 42 (40.0) 107 (37.7) 0.676
WHO n (%) 70 (19.4) 25 (25.5) 45 (17.2) 0.075
EGIR n (%) 47 (12.1) 24 (22.6) 23 (8.2) < 0.001
  1. EGIR = European Group for Insulin Resistance; IDF = International Diabetes Federation; MetS = metabolic syndrome; NCEP = National Cholesterol Education Programme; WHO = World Health Organization.