Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify the diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome in the children.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to compare the Western and Korean criteria of metabolic syndrome.
Methods: This study was performed using previously collected data from the Yonsei Health Coaching Program. We evaluated 306 obese school children between 7 and 12 years old (160 boys and 146 girls), with waist circumference, blood pressure, serum fasting glucose level, triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol. The three hypothesized models were analyzed by means of CFA using IBM AMOS 18.0 for Windows with maximum likelihood estimation.
Results: The results showed that the two-factor model yielded significantly better than other models, with a Comparative Fit Index of 0.923 and Root Mean Square Error of Approximation of 0.076(chi-square= 19.4, df= 7, p< .05).
Conclusion: This is first study to attempt to determine diagnostic indicators of metabolic syndrome for school-age children in Korea. We concluded that the two-factor model of metabolic syndrome was the most plausible model when compared with competing models. It will be a good method to test for metabolic syndrome of Korean school-aged children.
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