Skip to main content

Table 3 Prevalence of parental history of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in normal weight and overweight/obese children by waist-to-height ratio: The Bogalusa Heart Study.

From: Utility of waist-to-height ratio in assessing the status of central obesity and related cardiometabolic risk profile among normal weight and overweight/obese children: The Bogalusa Heart Study

  NORMAL WEIGHT (n = 2581) (BMI- 5th to 85th percentiles)# OVERWEIGHT/OBESE (n = 510) (BMI ≥ 85th percentile)#
Prevalence (%) Waist-to-Height Ratio Waist-to-Height Ratio
  <0.5 ≥0.5 p-value <0.5 ≥0.5 p-value
Parental history of hypertension 26.9 27.1 0.97 23.9 41.3 0.002
Parental history of cardiovascular disease 8.4 9.2 0.65 5.8 12.8 0.06
Parental history of type 2 diabetes mellitus 6.6 11.7 0.007 8.2 17.7 0.03
  1. # BMI percentiles were age-, race- and sex-specific