International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Waist-to-Height Ratio Is a Better Anthropometric Index than Waist Circumference and BMI in Predicting Metabolic Syndrome among Obese Mexican Adolescents

Table 1

Characteristics of the study population, grouped by the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome.

Without MS (−) ()With MS (+) ()Intergroup comparisona

Clinical, anthropometric, and biochemical
 Age, years11.41 (2.2)11.63 (1.91) = 0.455
 Tanner stage, median23 = 0.399
 Weight, kg63.38 (16.75)74.5 (19.57) = 0.003b
 Height, cm146.27 (10.72)152.12 (11.63) = 0.007b
 BMI, kg/m228.94 (5.03)31.62 (5.24) = 0.010b
 BMI percentile98.22 (0.99)98.66 (1.04) = 0.008b
 WHtR0.61 (0.06)0.64 (0.06) = 0.008b
 Fasting insulin, pmol/L96.72 (78.06)133.96 (147.88) = 0.662
 HOMA2.88 (2.37)4.08 (4.62) = 0.638
Components of MS
 Triglycerides, mmol/L1.69 (0.75)2.16 (0.96) = 0.007b
 HDL-C, mmol/L1.15 (0.26)0.88 (0.17) < 0.001b
 Waist, cm88.88 (10.12)96.77 (11.22) < 0.001b
 Fasting glucose, mmol/L4.79 (0.30)4.86 (0.42) = 0.530
 SBP, mmHg105.81 (8.88)114.38 (10.01) < 0.001b
 DBP, mmHg61.14 (8.76)68.21 (9.04) < 0.001b

Unless otherwise indicated, the values are given as the mean (standard deviation).
aMann-Whitney test.
bSignificant values.