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Rev Med Chil. 2010 Nov;138(11):1378-85. doi: /S0034-98872010001200006. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

[Waist height ratio, ultrasensitive c reactive protein and metabolic syndrome in children].

[Article in Spanish]

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División de Pediatría, Pontificia Universidad católica de Chile, Chile.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Waist to height ratio and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein are predictors of the presence of the metabolic syndrome in children.

AIM:

To determine the proportional risk of metabolic syndrome component clustering in children, using waist to height ratio and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Anthropometric measures, blood pressure, fasting serum lipid profile, blood glucose and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein were determined in 209 children aged 11.5 ± 2 years (50% females). The presence of the metabolic syndrome as a function of waist to height ratio and C-reactive protein was modeled using logistic regression equations. The risk of clustering one, two or more components of the metabolic syndrome was calculated.

RESULTS:

Metabolic syndrome was present in 5% of all children and 18% of those that were obese. The cut off points for waist to hip ratio and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein were 0.55 and 0.61 mg/L, respectively. For each 0.01 increment in waist to height ratio, the odds ratio of increasing one component of the metabolic syndrome was 1.2 (1.15-1.25) or 15 to 25%. The odds ratio for log-transformed ultrasensitive C-reactive protein was 1.62 (1.26-2.09). Excluding waist circumference, the odds ratio of adding one or more components of the metabolic syndrome was 1.05 (1.01-1.09) per 0.01 increment in waist to height ratio, but the odds ratio for C-reactive protein was no longer significant.

CONCLUSIONS:

Waist to height ratio and ultrasensitive C-reactive protein predict the risk of clustering components of the metabolic syndrome in these children.

PMID:
21279250
DOI:
/S0034-98872010001200006
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