TABLE 3

Definition of Metabolic Syndrome for Adults25

Clinical MeasureAny 3 of the Following 5 Features
Waist circumference, cm≥102 (men) or ≥88 (women)
Lipid levels
    Triglycerides, mg/dL≥150
    HDL, mg/dL<40 (men) or <50 (women)
Blood pressure, mm Hg≥130/85
Fasting glucose level (includes diabetes), mg/dL>100
  • Note that there is no currently accepted definition of metabolic syndrome in children.