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Table 1 Anthropometric, lipid profile, and clinical characteristics for boys and girls according to age.

From: Metabolic Syndrome and Its Individual Components among Jordanian Children and Adolescents

  Boys Girls
   12   12    12   12  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) -value Mean (SD) Mean (SD) -value
Weight (Kg) 190 28.3 (8.3) 283 52.1 (15.5) .005 208 29.8 (10.0) 357 52.0 (13.2) .005
Weight score 190 −0.81 (0.48) 283 0.54 (0.88) .005 208 −0.87 (0.62) 357 0.50 (0.82) .005
Height (cm) 190 130.1 (9.3) 238 157.0 (13.0) .005 208 131.3 (10.3) 357 154.7 (7.3) .005
Height score 190 −0.91 (0.53) 283 0.61 (0.74) .005 208 −1.04 (0.73) 357 0.61 (0.52) .005
Body mass index (BMI) Kg/m2 190 16.5 (3.3) 283 20.8 (4.56) .005 208 16.9 (3.5) 357 21.6 (4.5) .005
BMI score 190 −0.56 (0.73) 283 0.38 (0.98) .005 208 −0.62 (0.73) 357 0.36 (0.96) .005
Waist circumference (cm) 193 55.7 (7.9) 283 68.9 (10.8) .005 209 56.5 (8.3) 356 67.3 (8.7) .005
Hip circumference (cm) 193 68.1 (7.8) 282 86.4 (11.0) .005 210 71.4 (9.5) 356 90.9 (11.0) .005
Systolic blood pressure 193 101.4 (9.6) 283 110.0 (12.2) .005 210 101.1 (12.1) 355 108.5 (9.8) .005
Diastolic blood pressure 193 66.4 (8.1) 282 70.7 (9.3) .005 210 66.4 (9.3) 355 71.5 (8.1) .005
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 195 164.1 (31.7) 283 159.0 (34.1) 210 166.5 (32.9) 358 163.8 (31.6)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 195 52.1 (13.9) 283 45.3 (13.0) .005 210 49.9 (11.8) 358 48.4 (12.1)
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 195 90.1 (26.7) 283 86.6 (27.8) 210 92.7 (27.7) 358 89.7 (25.7)
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 195 96.8 (58.9) 283 113.8 (62.0) 210 111.8 (61.6) 358 109.4 (52.7)
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL) 123 85.5 (10.4) 175 87.3 (18.8) 134 81.1 (10.2) 239 83.8 (15.2)