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Table 3 Risk factors of metabolic syndrome among the overweight/obese group

From: Metabolic syndrome among 13 year old adolescents: prevalence and risk factors

Risk factors Metabolic syndrome No metabolic syndrome p-value
Waist circumference (cm) 93.21 ± 8.07 84.19 ± 9.21 p < 0.001
Systolic BP (mmHg) 123.31 ± 11.82 115.75 ± 11.93 p = 0.002
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 78.92 ± 9.96 72.79 ± 9.18 p = 0.002
Triglyceride (mmol/l) 2.07 ± 0.72 1.07 ± 0.44 p < 0.001
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.09 ± 0.28 1.33 ± 0.25 p < 0.001
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 5.31 ± 1.33 4.85 ± 0.39 p = 0.086
  1. BP: Blood pressure, HDL-Cholesterol: High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol