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Table 3 Results from linear partial least squares regression analysis with 2 components: Exam yea r is a binary variable [1996 coded 0, 2006 coded 1); Birth yea r is centered at 1937; Age is centered at 20 years.

From: Unravelling the effects of age, period and cohort on metabolic syndrome components in a Taiwanese population using partial least squares regression

   Men Women
BMI      
  Birth year 0.00 (-0.02 to 0.01) -0.03 (-0.04 to -0.03)
  Exam year 0.93 (0.09 to 1.77) -0.93 (-1.18 to -0.68)
  Age 0.03 (0.01 to 0.04) 0.02 (0.01 to 0.02)
SBP      
  Birth year -0.02 (-0.05 to 0.01) -0.14 (-0.18 to -0.11)
  Exam year -0.49 (-2.00 to 1.03) -3.14 (-4.89 to -1.40)
  Age 0.01 (-0.01 to 0.02) 0.09 (0.05 to 0.12)
DBP      
  Birth year -0.11 (-0.13 to -0.09) -0.11 (-0.13 to -0.09)
  Exam year -2.96 (-4.02 to -1.9) -4.12 (-5.37 to -2.87)
  Age 0.05 (0.02 to 0.08) 0.02 (-0.02 to 0.05)
FPG      
  Birth year -0.19 (-0.23 to -0.15) -0.06 (-0.09 to -0.04)
  Exam year -5.84 (-7.72 to -3.95) 1.81 (0.53 to 3.09)
  Age 0.07 (0.01 to 0.12) 0.12 (0.09 to 0.15)
TG      
  Birth year -0.60 (-0.87 to -0.32) -0.49 (-0.56 to -0.42)
  Exam year -2.08 (-21.7 to 17.55) -9.58 (-12.71 to -6.45)
  Age 0.66 (0.41 to 0.92) 0.32 (0.22 to 0.43)
HDL      
  Birth year 0.08 (0.05 to 0.10) 0.07 (0 to 0.14)
  Exam year 4.97 (2.60 to 7.33) 3.25 (0.24 to 6.27)
  Age 0.05 (-0.01 to 0.10) 0.01 (-0.03 to 0.04)
LDL      
  Birth year -0.17 (-0.27 to -0.06) -0.32 (-0.39 to -0.25)
  Exam year 8.71 (-24.51 to 41.92) -0.44 (-24.86 to 23.99)
  Age 0.45 (-0.42 to 1.32) 0.32 (0.25 to 0.39)
UA      
  Birth year 0.00 (0.00 to 0.01) 0.00 (0.00 to 0.00)
  Exam year -0.20 (-0.29 to -0.11) -0.27 (-0.37 to -0.17)
  Age -0.01 (-0.01 to -0.01) 0.00 (0.00 to 0.00)
  1. Abbreviation: body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), Low-density lipoproteins (LDL), uric acid (UA).