Parameters Male (N- 311 ) Female (N- 558) Total (N- 869) P Value
Age (years) 11.06 ± 2.7 15.39 ± 3.5 13.45 ± 3.8 0.10
Systolic blood pressure (mm/Hg) 103.41 ± 8.2 108.07 ± 11.3 105 ± 10.3 0.09
Diastolic blood pressure (mm/Hg) 66.34 ± 5.9 71.37 ± 7.7 69.11 ± 7.4 0.09
Waist circumference (cm) 55.69 ± 12.2 70.47 ± 11.4 63.84 ±13.9 .01
Fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) 4.70 ± 0.71 4.76 ± 0.52 4.73 ± 0.62 0.59
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.34 ± 0.32 1.38 ± 0.41 1.36 ± 0.37 0.50
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.06 ± 0.12 1.08 ± 0.14 1.07 ± 0.13 0.30
 BMI (CDC) (kg/m2) 18 ± 2.1 23.2 ± 2.3 20.7 ± 2.0 0.04
 Weight 41.5 ± 8 .7 45 ± 9.4 43.5 ±  8.6 1.0
Table 1: Clinical and Laboratory characteristics of the sample.