International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Waist Circumference Cutoff Points to Predict Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Risk in Turkish Adults

Table 2

The positive and negative predictive values of different waist circumference cutoff points for metabolic syndrome and its individual components.

MalesFemales
Action Level 1Action Level 2Action level 1*Action level 2
WC cutoff levels (cm)WHO (94) Turkish (90)WHO (102)Turkish (98)WHO/Turkish (80) WHO (88)Turkish (90)
Predictive values (%)

Metabolic syndrome6487629170826984629267866985
Hyperglycemia3972387444704371378239764076
Hypertriglyceridemia4673447749674768388542804379
Low HDL3967396940654066496251595260
Hypertension6853676073477148706874567554

: Positive predictive value, : Negative predictive value.
*The cut off levels for the action level 1 to predict the overweight women according to the WHO or Turkish criteria are the same (80 cm).