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Table 2 The prevalence of individual metabolic abnormalities for boys and girls according to age.

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

  Age (year)  
Variable 12 year 12 year  
  Boys (%) Girls (%) Total (%) Boys (%) Girls (%) Total (%) -value (age groups)
Abdominal obesity        .025
Yes 4 (2.1) 11 (5.3) 15 (3.7) 16 (5.7) 29 (8.2) 45 (7.1)  
No 189 (97.9) 197 (94.7) 386 (96.3) 266 (94.3) 325 (91.8) 591 (92.9)  
Triglycerides level        .072
High 22 (11.3) 37 (17.6) 59 (14.6) 57 (20.1) 64 (17.9) 121 (18.9)  
Normal 173 (88.7) 173 (82.4) 346 (85.4) 226 (79.9) 294 (82.1) 520 (81.1)  
HDL cholesterol        .001
Low 42 (21.5) 41 (19.5) 83 (20.5) 100 (35.3) 90 (25.1)* 190 (29.6)  
Normal 153 (78.5) 169 (80.5) 322 (79.5) 183 (64.7) 268 (74.9) 451 (70.4)  
Blood pressure        .002
High 5 (2.6) 8 (3.8) 13 (3.2) 34 (12.1) 17 (4.8)* 51 (8.0)  
Normal 188 (97.4) 202 (96.2) 390 (96.8) 248 (87.9) 337 (95.2) 585 (92.0)  
Fasting blood glucose        .462
Elevated 10 (8.1) 6 (4.5) 16 (6.2) 14 (8.0) 18 (7.5) 32 (7.7)  
 Normal 113 (91.9) 128 (95.5) 241 (93.8) 161 (92.0) 221 (92.5) 382 (92.3)  
Number of metabolic
abnormalities
       
0 73 (59.3) 89 (67.4) 162 (63.5) 79 (45.1) 129 (54.9) 208 (50.7) .001
1 50 (40.7) 43 (32.6) 93 (36.5) 96 (54.9) 106 (45.1) 202 (49.3) .001
2 12 (9.8) 22 (16.7) 34 (13.3) 38 (21.7) 35 (14.9) 73 (17.8) .127
3 0 (0) 2 (1.5) 2 (0.8) 17 (9.7) 9 (3.8)* 26 (6.3) .001
  1. *Indicates a statistically significant difference between boys and girls within age group.