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Table 3 Differences in identification of metabolic syndrome in children ≥ 10 years according to normal weight, overweight, obese, and overall using the IDF and De Ferranti's definitions.

From: Prevalence and association between obesity and metabolic syndrome among Chinese elementary school children: a school-based survey

Metabolic syndrome De Ferranti's definition IDF definition
Normal weight(n = 552) 12(2.2%) 0(0.0%)
Overweight(70) 17(24.3%)# 1(1.4%)#
Obese(n = 40) 15(37.5%)# 1(2.5%)#
Overall(n = 662) 44(6.6%)# 2(0.3%)#
  1. P-values compare levels between children with metabolic syndrome using the IDF and De Ferranti's definitions.
  2. # P < 0.01.