Table 2

Differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors between weight status groups among adolescents (n = 425)

Non-overweight (n = 326)

Overweight(n = 99)

p


Waist circumference (cm)

72.0 ± 2.1

86.5 ± 2.2

<0.001

Triglycerides (mg/dl)‡§

63.0 ± 9.4

71.7 ± 9.9

0.011

Total cholesterol (mg/dl)‡§

167.1 ± 8.2

169.3 ± 8.7

0.462

HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)‡§

61.5 ± 3.3

55.7 ± 3.6

<0.001

LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)‡§

93.0 ± 7.2

99.3 ± 7.8

0.019

Glucose (mg/dl)‡§

91.9 ± 2.8

93.6 ± 3.0

0.109

Apoliprotein-A1 (mg/dl)‡§

124.0 ± 5.0

119.1 ± 5.5

0.003

Apoliprotein-B100 (mg/dl)‡§

65.7 ± 4.5

69.5 ± 4.7

0.021

Lipoprotein(a) (mg/dl)‡§

30.1 ± 2.0

34.8 ± 4.3

0.437

CVD risk score#

-0.9 ± 0.7

0.4 ± 0.7

<0.001


Values are mean ± SE. Including obesity. Analysis of covariance adjusted by age, sex, sexual maturation and race. § Values were natural log-transformed, but not transformed values are presented in the table. # Analysis of variance.

Martinez-Gomez et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:274   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-274

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