International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

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 2

Anthropometric indices of the study population, grouped by sex and the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome.

Overall ()Female ()Male () Intergroup comparisona
Without MS (−) ()With MS (+) ()Without MS (−) ()With MS (+) ()

BMI percentile98.49 (1.04)98.27 (0.95)98.54 (1.18)98.18 (1.05)98.76 (0.93) = 0.054
Waist, cm93.76 (11.43)87.35 (8.84)95.49 (11.15)90.15 (11.1)97.73 (11.31) = 0.003b
WHtR0.63 (0.06)0.59 (0.04)0.63 (0.05)0.62 (0.07)0.64 (0.06) = 0.025b

Unless otherwise indicated, values are given as the mean (standard deviation).
aKruskal-Wallis test with 3 degrees of freedom.
bSignificant values.

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