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Table 3 Prevalence of individual metabolic abnormalitiesa by sex

From: Metabolic syndrome among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is attributable to the high prevalence of low HDL levels: a cross-sectional study

  Boys (n = 308) Girls (n = 288) p-value
Normal WC High WC Normal WC High WC  
n = 279 n = 27 n = 225 n = 63
Low HDL (<  1.03 mmol/L) 14 (5.0) 13 (48.1) 39 (17.3) 24 (38.1) 0.825
High Blood Pressure
 SBP (≥130 mmHg) 16 (5.7) 11 (40.7) 56 (24.9) 7 (11.1) 0.013
 DBP (≥ 85 mmHg) 20 (7.2) 7 (25.9) 59 (26.2) 4 (6.3) 0.571
High Fasting Glucose (≥5.6 mmol/L) 22 (7.9) 5 (18.5) 53 (23.6) 10 (15.9) 0.599
High Triglycerides (≥ 1.7 mmol/L) 23 (8.2) 4 (14.8) 61 (21.2) 2 (3.2) 0.066
  1. aAs defined by the IDF criteria for the identification of MetS
  2. WC waist circumference, SBP Systolic Blood Pressure, DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure
  3. Values are reported as frequencies (percentages): n (%)
  4. N.B some categories do not add up to 100%. This is due to missing data
  5. T-tests were performed to detect differences between boys and girls in each of the listed MetS components