Table 3

The effect of metabolic syndrome components on oral potentially malignant disorders

All OPMD
aRR*95% CIP value
Component of metabolic syndrome
 Central obesity1.221.04 to 1.440.0162
 Hypertriglyceridaemia1.261.07 to 1.490.0066
 Low HDL-C1.120.95 to 1.320.1851
 Elevated blood pressure0.930.79 to 1.090.3586
 Hyperglycaemia1.201.02 to 1.410.0297
Metabolic syndrome score1.141.08 to 1.20<0.0001
  • *aRR for components of metabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome score were treated in different models with adjustment of age, sex, education level, betel nut chewing, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, meat, vegetable and fruit consumption.

  • aRR, adjusted rate ratio; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; OPMD, oral potentially malignant disorder.