Table 5.

Comparison of number of hospital admissions and duration of hospitalization between patients with and without metabolic syndrome

VariableAll PatientsNondiabetic Patients
MESNo MESP ValueMESNo MESP Value
Hospital admissions (n/yr follow-up)
 WHO criteria1.52 (0.00–3.15)0.54 (0.00–1.79)<0.0010.73 (0.00–2.62)0.53 (0.00–1.79)0.3
 IDF criteria1.24 (0.00–2.63)0.61 (0.00–2.45)0.121.06 (0.00–2.30)0.38 (0.00–1.38)0.06
 Original NCEP criteria1.24 (0.00–2.81)0.56 (0.00–2.15)0.010.73 (0.00–2.16)0.53 (0.00–1.80)0.12
 Modified NCEP criteria1.24 (0.00–2.81)0.53 (0.00–2.15)0.010.64 (0.00–2.16)0.53 (0.00–1.73)0.16
Duration of hospitalization (d/yr follow-up)
 WHO criteria6.02 (0.00–22.20)1.58 (0.00–8.35)<0.0012.51 (0.00–14.93)1.51 (0.00–8.45)0.2
 IDF criteria5.06 (0.00–16.26)2.38 (0.00–12.37)0.043.82 (0.00–12.61)1.07 (0.00–6.43)0.01
 Original NCEP criteria5.26 (0.00–19.18)2.27 (0.00–8.61)0.012.25 (0.00–13.16)1.28 (0.00–6.52)0.05
 Modified NCEP criteria4.92 (0.00–17.77)2.25 (0.00–8.93)0.011.84 (0.00–12.36)1.64 (0.00–8.35)0.18
  • Data are presented as median (interquartile range) and compared by the Mann–Whitney U test. MES, metabolic syndrome; WHO, World Health Organization; IDF, International Diabetes Federation; NCEP, National Cholesterol Education Program.