A subsample of the population-based Northern Sweden MONICA Study. This subsample underwent an oral glucose tolerance test after an overnight fast, and consisted of 354 men and 404 women in the 25-64-year age range.
Delineation of low insulin sensitivity and high serum insulin by the diagnostic test technique, prevalence of these variables and their associations with cardiovascular risk factors.
The participants were classified into four subgroups by an insulin sensitivity index and fasting serum insulin. The combination of low insulin sensitivity and high serum insulin was present in 17% of the male and in 18% of the female 25-64-year-old population. In both sexes this combination was closely associated (P