Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 IDF proposal for metabolic syndrome definition in children and adolescents

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

Criteria/components Age
  6 to <10 years-old 10 to 16 years-old >16 years-old
Adiposity definition WC ≥ 90th percentile WC ≥ 90th percentile WC ≥ 90 cm (boys) or ≥ 80 cm (girls)
Glucose metabolism Without cut-off definition for MS diagnosis Fasting blood glucose ≥ 100 mg/dl Fasting blood glucose ≥ 100 mg/dl
Dyslipidemia Without cut-off definition for MS diagnosis Tg ≥ 150 mg/dl or HDL-ch ≥ 40 mg/dl or taking LLD Tg ≥ 150 mg/dl or HDL-ch ≥ 40 (boys) or ≥ 50 mg/dl (girls) or taking LLD
Arterial hypertension Without cut-off definition for MS diagnosis DBP ≥ 130 or SBP ≥ 85 mmHg or taking AHD DBP ≥ 130 or SBP ≥ 85 mmHg or taking AHD
  1. WC: waist circumference; MS: metabolic syndrome; Tg: triglyceride levels; HDL-ch: HDL-cholesterol levels; LLD: lipid-lowering drug; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; SBP: systolic blood pressure; AHD: antihypertensive drug.