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Table. 2.

Selected characteristics according to metabolic syndrome in cancer survivors

Characteristic Male Female
Non-metabolic syndrome Metabolic syndrome P-value Non-metabolic syndrome Metabolic syndrome P-value
Age (y) 61.2 (59.3–63.2) 62.9 (60.5–65.4) 0.287 55.5 (54.5–56.5) 64.2 (62.6–65.9) <0.001
Age at cancer diagnosis (y) 54.2 (52.2–56.2) 56.3 (54.0–58.7) 0.167 46.7 (45.7–47.7) 56 (51.5–60.5) <0.001
Time since cancer diagnosis (y)
<5 150 (38.9) 75 (48.9) 0.153 216 (34.1) 79 (29.6) 0.062
5–9 117 (32.9) 46 (26.0) 184 (29.6) 71 (28.5)
≥10 104 (28.2) 41 (25.1) 225 (36.3) 113 (41.9)
Marital status
Ever married 356 (92.8) 161 (99.3) 0.003 609 (97.0) 260 (99.0) 0.041
Never married 15 (7.2) 1 (0.7) 16 (3.0) 3 (1.0)
Educational status
Elementary school 105 (22.7) 53 (26.2) 0.756 196 (27.4) 133 (47.3) <0.001
Middle school 60 (15.3) 18 (12.1) 83 (12.5) 39 (13.5)
High school 97 (28.2) 45 (28.3) 194 (35.0) 65 (28.3)
College or higher 109 (33.8) 46 (33.4) 152 (25.1) 26 (10.9)
Household income
Low 96 (21.8) 56 (29.2) 0.984 139 (18.6) 103 (38.3) <0.001
Low-middle 118 (30.0) 36 (19.2) 149 (21.9) 77 (25.9)
Middle-high 83 (24.0) 34 (23.6) 169 (29.7) 52 (22.5)
High 74 (24.2) 36 (28.0) 168 (29.8) 31 (13.3)
Stress perception, yes 67 (20.1) 23 (13.8) 0.122 145 (21.8) 67 (27.4) 0.126
Regular exercise walking, yes 157 (43.8) 62 (35.6) 0.111 242 (39.8) 91 (35.7) 0.32
Body mass index, ≥25.0 kg/m2 70 (20.8) 94 (60.6) <0.001 123 (18.2) 153 (61.6) <0.001
Current smoking status, yes 52 (13.9) 32 (24.2) 0.038 15 (3.4) 6 (2.3) 0.472
Current drinking status, yes 192 (56.7) 95 (65.0) 0.121 184 (32.2) 52 (19.9) <0.001
High risk drinking status, yes 33 (11.3) 24 (16.7) 0.199 9 (1.6) 4 (2.5) 0.592

Values are presented as mean (95% confidence interval) or number (weighted %).

P-values were calculated by t-test for continuous variables and chi-square test for categorical variables.

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