Introduction and Aims: Metabolic syndrome (METs) has different complications such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes type 2. There is no uniform definition for METs. In this study, we aimed to define METs from different viewpoints to determine the most appropriate method that could be used for early METs diagnosis in general population and treat them immediately.
Materials and Methods: This study was an analytic cross-sectional study which was conducted on 725, twelve year-old-girls and boys from Rasht city in Iran. METs was defined based on 7 different methods
Results: In this study, 725 students included 247 (34.1 %) female and 478 (65%) male. Results showed that 85.1% were normal weight, 4.83% overweight, and 10.7% obese. The highest and lowest percentages of METs were obtained by DE Ferranti (17.5%) and viner et al (0.8%) methods, respectively. Result showed that viner et al., had the highest degree of agreement with NCEP ATPIII and the lowest with DE Ferranti. Furthermore, De Ferranti showed the highest degree of agreement with NHANESIII and the lowest with Viner et al.. There was a significant relation between the prevalence of METs and obesity by all methods
Conclusions: According to results, the identification of the cut off points of obesity could help to promote public health care.
19 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019