Table 1 Metabolic syndrome definitions
IDF (2003)*ATPIII (2001)
♂ Waist circumference (cm)⩾94>102
♀ Waist circumference (cm)⩾80>88
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l)⩾5.6†‡⩾6.1
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)⩾130‡⩾135‡
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)⩾85‡⩾85‡
♂ HDL-C (mmol/l)<1.03‡<1.0
♀ HDL-C (mmol/l)<1.29‡<1.3
Triglycerides (mmol/l)⩾1.7‡⩾1.7
  • ATPIII, National Cholesterol Education program Adult Panel III; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; IDF, International Diabetes Federation. *Europids. †Included previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients. ‡Included treatment patients.