Table 4

Models of association of MetS among ethnic groups

Ethnic groupModel 1
OR (95% CI)
Model 2
OR (95% CI)
Model 3
OR (95% CI)
Model 4
OR (95% CI)
Hindustani1111
Amerindian0.8 (0.6 to 1.2)0.6 (0.4 to 1.0)1.0 (0.6 to 1.5)0.7 (0.4 to 1.4)
Creole0.3 (0.3 to 0.5)*0.4 (0.3 to 0.6)*0.4 (0.3 to 0.5)*0.5 (0.3 to 0.7)*
Javanese0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)*0.6 (0.4 to 0.8)*0.7 (0.5 to 0.9)*0.6 (0.4 to 0.8)*
Maroon0.3 (0.2 to 0.4)*0.3 (0.2 to 0.4)*0.3 (0.2 to 0.4)*0.3 (0.2 to 0.5)*
Mixed0.5 (0.4 to 0.6)*0.4 (0.3 to 0.6)*0.5 (0.4 to 0.7)*0.5 (0.3 to 0.8)*
  • Model 1 is the basic multivariate model adjusted for sex and age.

  • Model 2 is adjusted for variables in model 1 plus demographic factors like living area, marital status, education, income and working status.

  • Model 3 is adjusted for variables in model 1 plus lifestyle factors like smoking, physical activity and consumption of fruits and vegetables.

  • Model 4 is adjusted for variables in models 1, 2, 3.

  • *p≤0.05 The OR is significant.

  • MetS, metabolic syndrome.