Table 1

Means and SDs for the cardiometabolic risk factors stratified by BMI categories* (n = 1,247)

Underweight (n = 76)Normal-weight (n = 567)Overweight (n = 341)Mild obesity (n = 195)Severe/morbid obesity (n = 68)
TG (mg/dL)54.1 ± 18.460.5 ± 27.274.6 ± 35.892.2 ± 51.0111.7 ± 55.0
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)65.0 ± 13.462.3 ± 12.956.9 ± 11.951.4 ± 11.747.4 ± 10.3
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)92.8 ± 19.394.7 ± 23.3100.8 ± 22.4101.8 ± 24.1101.8 ± 26.0
TG-to-HDL ratio (mg/dL)0.9 ± 0.41.0 ± 0.71.4 ± 1.02.0 ± 1.42.6 ± 1.7
Glucose (mg/dL)80.1 ± 6.783.4 ± 6.484.3 ± 5.885.6 ± 6.585.9 ± 6.4
Insulin (µU/L)5.0 ± 2.76.6 ± 3.69.0 ± 4.212.9 ± 7.215.9 ± 11.3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)99.3 ± 10.299.0 ± 8.3101.1 ± 9.3102.1 ± 11.1106.8 ± 12.5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)60.9 ± 7.860.8 ± 6.862.0 ± 7.462.6 ± 10.166.2 ± 11.5
MAP (mmHg)73.7 ± 8.073.5 ± 6.775.0 ± 7.175.8 ± 9.579.7 ± 11.0
  • *BMI categories were computed using the cut points established by the World Obesity Federation (26,27).

  • †Nine children had missing data for LDL cholesterol (underweight = 76; normal-weight = 567; overweight = 339; mild obesity = 193; severe/morbid obesity = 63), and the rest of the variables had complete information.