Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in secondary school adolescents in Beijing, China.

@article{Xu2008PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in secondary school adolescents in Beijing, China.},
  author={Yi-Qun Xu and Cheng-ye Ji},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={348-53}
}
AIM To estimate the prevalence and distribution of the metabolic syndrome and to determine the risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in secondary school adolescents. METHODS In 2006, we conducted a school-based survey in Beijing, China. Questionnaire data, anthropometric, blood pressure, and biochemical measurements were available for 2020 adolescents aged 14-16 years. The metabolic syndrome was assessed using the National Cholesterol Education Program's (NCEP) Adult Treatment… CONTINUE READING