Table 4

Comparative prevalence of metabolic syndrome defining criteria (yes/no) in relation to CRTI and injury severity (NISS)

CharacteristicsUninjured vs injuredInjury by NISS
Uninjured (n=565)
n (%)
Injured (n=579)
n (%)
P value*NISS <13 (n=288)
n (%)
NISS ≥13 (n=291)
n (%)
P value†
Waist circumference >103 cm115/565 (20.4)166/579 (28.7)0.00179/288 (27.4)87/291 (29.9)0.004
High-density lipoprotein <1.03 mmol/L98/560 (17.5)148/568 (26.1)0.00557/283 (20.1)91/285 (31.9)<0.0001
Triglycerides >1.7 mmol/L114/561 (20.3)149/568 (26.2)0.0270/283 (24.7)79/285 (27.7)0.04
Fasting glucose >5.6 mmol/L43/532 (8.1)49/554 (8.8)0.6128/275 (10.2)21/279 (7.5)0.50
Blood pressure >130/85 mm Hg303/564 (52.7)290/577 (50.2)0.26157/287 (54.7)133/290 (45.9)0.05
  • χ2 results are presented.

  • *Tests the difference between CRTI and uninjured.

  • †Tests the difference between uninjured, NISS <13 and NISS ≥13.

  • CRTI, combat-related traumatic injury; NISS, New Injury Severity Score.