ABSTRACTObjective: To assess the prevalence and clustering patterns of cardiometabolic risk factors among low-income, female adolescents. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study involving 196 students of public schools (11-19 years old). The following risk factors were considered in the analysis: excess weight, central obesity, dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, and high fasting glucose. The ratio between observed and expected prevalence and its confidence interval were used to identify clustering of ris…
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