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Table 3 Prescribed medication and association with MES

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome amongst patients with severe mental illness in the community in Hong Kong – a cross sectional study

Prescribed first generation antipsychotics Number (%) Number of patients with MES (%) χ 2, P-value
Yes 51 (37) 25 (49) χ 2 = 6.69, p = 0.01
No 88 (63) 24 (27)
Prescribed Second Generation Antipsychotics    
Yes 81 (58) 26 (32) NS
No 58 (42) 23 (39)
Prescribed Clozapine    
Yes 16 (12) 5 (31) NS
No 123 (89) 44 (36)
Prescribed Long Acting Antipsychotic Injection    
Yes 33 (24) 14 (42) NS
No 106 (76) 35 (33)
Prescribed an antihypertensive    
Yes 32 (23) 18 (56) χ 2 = 8.03, p < 0.01
No 107 (77) 31 (29)
Prescribed a statin    
Yes 6 (4) 6 (100) χ 2 = 11.52, p < 0.01
No 133 (96) 43 (32)
Prescribed diabetes treatment    
Yes 16 (12) 12 (75) χ 2 = 12.52, p < 0.01
No 123 (89) 37 (30)
  1. P for association between prescribed medications and metabolic syndrome, tested by χ 2 test.
  2. NS = Not significant.