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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 
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.

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