A single factor underlies the metabolic syndrome: a confirmatory factor analysis.

  title={A single factor underlies the metabolic syndrome: a confirmatory factor analysis.},
  author={Manel Pladevall and Bonita M Singal and L. Keoki Williams and Carlos Brotons and Heidi M Guyer and Josep Sadurn{\'i} and Carles Falces and Manuel Serrano-R{\'i}os and Rafael Gabriel and Jonathan E Shaw and Paul Zev Zimmet and Steven M. Haffner},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={29 1},
OBJECTIVE Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the hypothesis that the components of the metabolic syndrome are manifestations of a single common factor. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Three different datasets were used to test and validate the model. The Spanish and Mauritian studies included 207 men and 203 women and 1,411 men and 1,650 women, respectively. A third analytical dataset including 847 men was obtained from a previously published CFA of a U.S. population. The one… CONTINUE READING
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