Waist Circumference Cutoff Points to Predict Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Risk in Turkish Adults
The relationship of waist circumference (WC) and body mass index in Turkish adults and cutoff values of WC both recommended by World Health Organization and calculated in the present study. The relation between WC levels and BMI in men and women and the two action levels of WC that identify subjects with BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 or ≥30 kg/m2 and with WHR ≥ 0.95 for men and ≥0.80 for women. Dotted lines show action levels 1 and 2 recommended by the WHO. Solid lines show the action levels determined by the present study. ∘ indicates the individuals with WHR ≥ 0.95 (in men) and ≥0.80 (in women); false negative in upper left quadrant. □ indicates the individuals with WHR < 0.95 for men and <0.80 for women; false positive in lower right quadrant. Linear Regression: in men; in women.