Obesity is a rapidly spreading endemic in almost every country of the developed world.
Due to its severe comorbidities, it represents large risk from the epidemiological
point of view. Emphasis is on the early identification of risked individuals, which
calls for effective screening methods. In this paper, we examine the possibilities
of using laboratory parameters alone for the identification of manifestly obese children
– such method can be later used to identify those who are not already obese, but are
in risk, i.e. as a screening method. We primarily confine ourselves to univariate
analysis, but will also show a multivariate example.