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Table 3 Comparison of metabolic components between overweight/obese and normal-weight children

From: Risk of metabolic syndrome among children living in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur: A case control study

Parameter Overweight/obese
(N = 209)
n (%)
Normal-weight
(N = 193)
n (%)
OR (95%CI)a
WC ≥90th Percentile#    
   Yes 176 (84.2)d 5 (2.6) 189.0 (70.8, 504.8)
   No 33 (15.8) 188 (97.4) 1.0
FBG ≥5.6 mmol/L#    
   Yes 12 (5.8) 10 (5.2) 1.5 (0.4, 5.8)
   No 196 (94.2) 182 (94.8) 1.0
TG ≥1.7 mmol/L#    
   Yes 26 (12.5)c 8 (4.2) 2.5 (0.7, 9.3)
   No 182 (87.5) 184 (95.8) 1.0
HDL-C ≤1.03 mmol/L#    
   Yes 41 (19.7) d 9 (4.7) 5.0 (2.4, 11.1)
   No 167 (80.3) 183 (95.3) 1.0
High BP†    
   Yes 13 (6.3)b 3 (1.6) 4.2 (1.3, 18.7)
   No 195 (93.8) 190 (98.4) 1.0
Metabolic Syndrome†    
   Yes 11 (5.3) c 0 (0) 16.3 (2.2, 461.1)e
   No 198 (94.7) 193 (100) 1.0
  1. †Denotes Fisher's Exact Test
  2. # Denotes Pearson's Chi-square Test
  3. b significant at p < .05; c significant at p < .01; d significant at p < .001
  4. a OR calculated from logistic regression test by using enter method
  5. e OR was calculated by adding 0.5 into the cell with 0 value