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Table 3 Distribution of metabolic syndrome components among junior high school students of Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 by gender

From: Association between physical activity and metabolic syndrome: a cross sectional survey in adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  Boys Girls Total
  n = 284 n = 333 n = 617
  % % %
  (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Central obesity 13.8
(8.4, 19.1)
7.6
(4.1, 11.0)
10.1
(7.5, 13.3)
Elevated blood pressure 24.8
(20.4, 29.3)
18.7
(14.5, 22.9)
21.5
(18.1, 24.8)
Impaired fasting glucose 5.1
(1.4, 8.8)
3.2
(0.7, 5.7)
4.0
(1.3, 6.9)
Low HDL-c* 11.5
(7.9, 15.2)
8.1
(4.6, 11.7)
9.7
(7.2, 12.1)
High LDL-c** 28.0
(21.1, 34.9)
26.6
(22.4, 30.7)
27.2
(23.4, 31.1)
High triglyceride level 11.2
(8.0, 14.4)
11.1
(8.1, 14.1)
11.1
(9.0, 13.2)
Metabolic syndrome present 4.6
(2.5, 6.6)
4.7
(2.1, 7.2)
4.6
(2.9, 6.3)
  1. * HDL-c: High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol
  2. ** LDL-c: Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol