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Table 1 Descriptive information of the sample selected in the study

From: Correlates of metabolic syndrome among young Brazilian adolescents population

  n (%)
Demographic Indicators
 Sex
  Girls 186 (67.9)
  Boys 88 (32.1)
 Age
  12–15 years 159 (58.0)
  16–18 years 115 (42.0)
 Ethnicity
  Caucasian 199 (72.6)
  Non-Caucasian 75 (27.4)
 Economic class
  Class D-E (Low) 99 (36.1)
  Class C 107 (39.1)
  Class B-A (High) 68 (24.8)
 Schooling of Parents/Guardians
   ≤ 4 years 82 (29.9)
  5–8 years 59 (21.5)
  9–11 years 55 (20.1)
   ≥ 12 years 78 (28.5)
 Family structure
  Father and mother 182 (66.4)
  Separated Parents 64 (23.4)
  Relatives 28 (10.2)
 Labor Activity
  None 209 (76.3)
  Eventual 20 (7.3)
   ≥ 20 h/week 45 (16.4)
Nutritional status Anthropometric
 Body mass index
  Low weight 18 (6.6)
  Normal weight 185 (67.5)
  Overweight 42 (15.3)
  Obesity 29 (10.6)
Behavioral indicators
 Physical activity
  Less active 136 (49.7)
  Moderately Active 76 (27.7)
  More active 62 (22.6)
 Screen Time
   ≤ 2 h/day 66 (24.1)
   > 2 h/day 208 (75.9)
 Fruits/vegetables intake
  No intake 44 (16.1)
  Intake 1–4 days/week 156 (56.9)
  Intake ≥5 days/week 74 (27.0)
 Sweetened products/soft drinks
  No intake 18 (6.6)
  Intake 1–4 days/week 126 (46.0)
  Intake ≥5 days/week 130 (47.4)
Metabolic Syndrome Components
 High Waist Circumference 42 (15.3)
 Increased Triglyceride 18 (6.6)
 Decreased HDL-cholesterol 69 (25.2)
 Elevated fasting blood glucose 14 (5.1)
 Altered Blood Pressure 24 (8.8)