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Table 4 Clustering of metabolic risk factors in obese and normal-weight children

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

Metabolic Syndrome Risk Components Overweight/obese
(N = 209)
n (%)
Normal-weight
(N = 193)
n (%)
OR (95%CI)a
No risk factor 25 (12.0) 162 (83.9) 1.0
1 risk factor 114 (54.5) 27 (14.0) 27.4 (15.1, 49.6)**
2 risk factors 59 (28.2) 4 (2.1) 95.6 (31.9, 286.2)**
3 risk factors 8 (3.8) 0 (0)b 0 (0.0, 0.1)
4 risk factors 3 (1.4) 0 (0) b 0 (0.0, 0.2)
  1. a OR calculated from logistic regression test by using enter method
  2. b OR was calculated by adding 0.5 into the cell with 0 value