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Table 1 Proposals for rating the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents

From: Metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents - criteria for diagnosis

  Cook et al. De Ferranti et al. Weiss et al.
3 or more among the 5 criteria below
Adiposity: abdominal circumference (AC) or BMI AC ≥ p 90th AC > p 75th BMI z score ≥ 2,0
Fasting glycemia or at OGTT (mg/dL) Fasting gly ≥ 110 Fasting gly ≥ 110 Glycemia at OGTT of 140-200
Blood pressure ≥ p 90th > p 90th > p 95th
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) ≤ 40 < 50 (girls) e < 45 (boys) < p 5th
Triglycerides (mg/dL) ≥ 110 ≥ 100 > p 95th