Table 1: Characteristics of 2393 children and of 3647 adolescents; significant between genders.

Boys (1220)Girls (1173)Males (1938)Females (1709)
meanSDmeanSDmeanSDmeanSD

Age (years)8.71.78.71.714.31.914.31.9
Waist circumference (cm)62.0*7.560.77.574.0*9.371.49.3
SBP (mm Hg)104.7*8.5103.78.6114.7*11.5109.59.3
DBP (mm Hg)67.0*7.666.17.771.5*8.069.77.8
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)4.70.84.8*0.84.40.84.6*0.8
LDL-C (mmol/L)2.70.72.9*0.72.50.72.6*0.7
HDL-C (mmol/L)1.7*0.31.60.31.50.31.6*0.3
Triglycerides (mmol/L)0.70.30.8*0.30.80.30.9*0.4
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/L)5.2*0.65.10.75.3*0.65.10.6