Table 2

OR with 95% CI of MetS components in childless men (n=333) compared with fathers (n=1 817) at baseline

No of cases among childless men (vs fathers)OR (95% CI)
Hyperglycaemia*88 (335)1.59 (1.21 to 2.08)
Hypo-HDL cholesterolaemia†102 (670)0.78 (0.60 to 1.01)
Hyperlipidaemia‡97 (515)1.04 (0.80 to 1.34)
Waist circumference >102 cm54 (270)1.11 (0.81 to 1.53)
Hypertension§222 (1160)1.13 (0.88 to 1.45)
  • *Hyperglycaemia defined as a fasting blood glucose level ≥5.6 mmol/L or by the use of antidiabetic medicine.

  • †Hypo-HDL cholesterolaemia defined as HDL <1.03 mmol/L or by the use of drug treatment.

  • ‡Hyperlipidaemia defined as triglycerides ≥1.7 mmol/L or by the use of lipid-lowering drugs.

  • §Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) defined by ≥130/85 mm Hg or by the use of antihypertensive drugs.

  • BMI, body mass index; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; MetS, metabolic syndrome.