Table 2: Prevalence (%) of the five components of MetS according to the IDF definition in 2228 German first graders between 1994 and 2003.

Year of enrollment of first gradersWC ≥ 90th percentileTG ≥ 1.7 mmol/LHDL-C ≤ 1.03 mmol/LSBP ≥ 130 mmHg
DBP ≥ 85 mmHg

boys

19949.64.21.80
19955.32.97.80
199612.105.60
199710.7003.6
199819.1002.1
19997.63.310.00
20006.708.30
20016.5000
20026.8010.80
20039.105.90

girls

19946.74.80.70
19955.5014.00
19968.305.21
199718.8020.06.3
19986.58.38.30
199912.704.80
200010.809.40
20019.5026.31.6
200211.307.70
200311.4018.90

WC indicates waist circumference, TG: triglycerides, HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, SBP: systolic blood pressure, DBP: diastolic blood pressure.