Table 3

Distribution of metabolic syndrome components among junior high school students of Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 by gender

Boys

Girls

Total




n = 284

n = 333

n = 617




%

%

%

(95% CI)

(95% CI)

(95% CI)


Central obesity

13.8

(8.4, 19.1)

7.6

(4.1, 11.0)

10.1

(7.5, 13.3)

Elevated blood pressure

24.8

(20.4, 29.3)

18.7

(14.5, 22.9)

21.5

(18.1, 24.8)

Impaired fasting glucose

5.1

(1.4, 8.8)

3.2

(0.7, 5.7)

4.0

(1.3, 6.9)

Low HDL-c*

11.5

(7.9, 15.2)

8.1

(4.6, 11.7)

9.7

(7.2, 12.1)

High LDL-c**

28.0

(21.1, 34.9)

26.6

(22.4, 30.7)

27.2

(23.4, 31.1)

High triglyceride level

11.2

(8.0, 14.4)

11.1

(8.1, 14.1)

11.1

(9.0, 13.2)


Metabolic syndrome present

4.6

(2.5, 6.6)

4.7

(2.1, 7.2)

4.6

(2.9, 6.3)


* HDL-c: High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol

** LDL-c: Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol

Nguyen et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:141   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-141

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