Table 1: Components of the metabolic syndrome in 2228 first graders; mean (SD).

Boys ( )Girls ( )

Mean age (y) (SD)11166.4 (.2)11126.4 (0.2)
Median11166.011126.0
WC (cm) (SD)109557* (5.2)110856 (5.2)
SBP mmHg (SD)1080104.1 (8.8)1094103.9 (8.9)
DBP mmHg (SD)108068.2 (8.3)109468.4 (8.3)
Triglycerides (mmol/L) (SD) 5060.70 (0.32)5190.78* (0.33)
HDL-C (mmol/L) (SD) 4931.54 (0.35) 5051.49* (0.36)

indicates significance between genders.