The study aims to discover risk factors significantly correlated with insulin resistance among adolescents in Taiwan. A total of 339 study subjects were recruited in this cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire and physical examinations including anthropometrics and biochemistry profiles were collected. Insulin resistance was assessed using homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Study subjects had a significantly increased risk of IR for those with abnormal level of body mass index (odds ratio [OR] = 3.54; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.81-6.91), body fat (OR = 2.71; 95% CI = 1.25-5.88), and waist circumference (OR = 25.04; 95% CI = 2.93-214.14) when compared with those who have normal values. Furthermore, a significantly joint effect of 10.86-fold risk for HOMA-IR abnormality among body fat, body mass index, and systolic blood pressure was observed. The identification of risk factors significantly correlated with IR will be important to prevent metabolic syndrome-related diseases and complications for adolescents in their future life.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Lin, S-Y., Su, C-T., Hsieh, Y-C., Li, Y. L., Chen, Y. R., Cheng, S. Y., Hu, C. M., Chen, Y-H., Hsieh, F-I., & Chiou, H-Y. (2015). Risk factors correlated with risk of insulin resistance using homeostasis model assessment in adolescents in Taiwan. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP476-NP484. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539512471075