Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
GRUPO DE ESTUDIO DE INSULINEMIA EN ADOLESCENTES. Serum concentrations of insulin and lipids among highschool adolescents in Guadalajara, Mexico. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2003, vol.45, suppl.1, pp. s103-s107. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342003000700013.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the serum concentration of insulin and lipids among highschool students, according to age, sex, and socioeconomic level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out between October 1998 and March 1999 among 352 high school students aged 14-19 years in Guadalajara, Mexico. Insulin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) levels were measured. Student's t test, chi- squared tests, and ANOVA, were used to compare mean measurements and proportions. RESULTS: Mean values were obtained for insulin (54±30 pmol/l); triglycerides (101±36 mg/dl); total cholesterol (157±27 mg/dl); LDL (95±26 mg/dl), and HDL (44±9 mg/dl). CONCLUSIONS: Total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels were higher among females. Hol levels were lower in low socioeconomic level. Insulin levels were higher among younger subjects.
Keywords : insulin; lipids; sociodemographic factors; adolescence; Mexico.