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Research Article

Metabolic Syndrome among Obese Kuwaiti Adolescents (11-17 Years)

Ibrahim El-Bayoumy1* and Safinaz Shalaby2
1Administration of Public health, Ports & Borders Health Division 35180 Shaab, 36052 Kuwait
2Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Corresponding Author : Ibrahim El-Bayoumy
Administration of Public health
Ports & Borders Health Division 35180 Shaab, 36052 Kuwait
Tel: +965 97670530
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 16, 2011; Accepted January 10, 2012; Published January 15, 2012
Citation: El-Bayoumy I, Shalaby S (2012) Metabolic Syndrome among Obese Kuwaiti Adolescents (11-17 Years). J Obes Weig los Ther 2:110. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000110
Copyright: © 2012 El-Bayoumy I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Aim of work: To detect features and the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome(MS) in obese adolescents (11-17 years) attending School Health Screening Center in Farwaniah governorate in Kuwait.

Research design and methods:A total 352 obese Kuwaiti adolescents attended the School Health Screening enter in Al-Farwaniah Governorate in Kuwait were assessed for criteria of Metabolic syndrome (MS). We defined the MS using the Criteria analogous to the Third Report of the Adults Treatment Panel (ATPIII) as having at least three of the following: fasting triglycerides ≥ 100 mg/dl; HDL < 50 gm/dl; fasting glucose ≥ 110 mg/dl; waist circumference ≥ 90th percentile for age and gender and height. Weight status was assessed by using the age and gender specific body mass index (BMI) using the National Center for Health Statistics references standards.

Results:Metabolic syndrome was recorded among 27.8% of the studied obese Kuwait adolescents (having three or more criteria of Metabolic syndrome), 26.3% of the sample had one criteria of MS and 35.6% has two signs of MS.

Conclusion:The study suggests that prevalence of metabolic syndrome is high among obese Kuwaiti adolescents and since the childhood metabolic syndrome and obesity likely persist into adult hood, early identification is important to improve future cardio vascular, health and quality of life for adults.