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Table 1 Definition of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents by the International Diabetes Federation

From: Abstracts of 11th C1-inhibitor Deficiency & Angioedema Workshop

Parameters 10–16 years
Waist circumference ≥ 90th percentile*
Number of abnormalities ≥ 2 of the following
Triglycerides ≥ 150 mg/dl
High density protein (HDL) colesterol < 40 mg/dl
Blood pressure Either
Systolic > 130 mmHg
Diastolic ≥ 85 mmHg
Fasting glucose ≥ 100 mg/dl
  1. *Fernandez JR, et al. Waist circumference percentiles in nationally representative samples of African-American, European-American, and Mexican–American children and adolescents. J Pediatr 2004; 145:439