Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years: Comparison between the United States and Korea

@inproceedings{Park2010PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years: Comparison between the United States and Korea},
  author={Jinkyung Park and David C. Hilmers and Jason A Mendoza and Janice E. Stuff and Yan Liu and Theresa A Nicklas},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2010}
}
This study compared the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), its risk factors, and obesity in adolescents in the United States (US) and Korea. Data were obtained from 2003-2004 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and 2005 Korea NHANES for adolescents aged 12-19 yr in the US (n=734) and in Korea (n=664). The 2007 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) pediatric definition for diagnosis of MetS and the 2000 US Growth Charts and 2007 Korea Growth Charts for assessment… CONTINUE READING
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Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symposium: Investment for National Health and Management of Chronic Diseases

  • J. Park, D. C. Hilmers, J. A. Mendoza
  • Seoul, April 3-4,
  • 2007
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