|Elevated waist circumference||Abdominal obesity||≥102 cm for male adults, and ≥88 cm for female adults in the United States (11)|
|Elevated blood pressure||Hypertension||Systolic BP ≥130 mm Hg, diastolic BP ≥85 mm Hg or anti-hypertensive drug treatment in a patient with history of hypertension (3)|
|Elevated triglycerides||Dyslipidemia||Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl or drug treatment for elevated triglycerides|
|Low HDL-C||Dyslipidemia||HDL-C <40 mg/dl in men or <50 mg/dl in women or drug treatment for reduced HDL-C (3)|
|Elevated fasting plasma glucose||Hyperglycemia||≥100 mg/dl or drug treatment for elevated glucose (3)|
Source: 2009 Joint Interim Statement of the International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American Heart Association; World Heart Federation; International Atherosclerosis Society; and International Association for the Study of Obesity (3)
BP = blood pressure; HDL-C = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
↵∗ The presence of any 3 of 5 components results in a diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.