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Table 5 Metabolic syndrome and associated factors

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

Variables Metabolic syndrome
(N = 11)
n (%)
No Metabolic syndrome
(N = 391)
n (%)
OR (95%CI) †
With family history    
   Yes 6 (4.3) 132 (95.7) 3.4 (0.8, 16.9)
   No 3 (1.3) 226 (98.7) 1.0
Age    
   9-10 3 (1.5) 198 (98.5) 1.0
   11-12 8 (4.0) 191 (96.0) 2.8 (0.7, 10.6)
Gender    
   Boys 3 (1.6) 190 (98.4) 1.0
   Girls 8 (3.9) 199 (96.1) 2.5 (0.7, 9.7)
Ethnicity#    
   Malay 6 (2.5) 238 (97.5) 1.0
   Chinese 1 (0.8) 122 (99.2) 0.3 (0.0, 2.7)
   Indian 4 (12.1) 29 (87.9) 5.5 (1.5, 20.5)
  1. Univariate logistic regression test
  2. # Other races was excluded from the analysis because the percentage was too low (0.2%)