International Journal of Endocrinology / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

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

Table 3

The 10-year Framingham cardiovascular risk ratios of the Turkish adults, calculated according to the different waist circumference categories using the thresholds proposed by the world health organization and the data of the present study.

The values for the male population ( )The values for the female population ( )
Cutoff (WHO)10 years risk ratioCutoff (Turkish)10 years risk ratioCutoff (WHO)10 years risk ratioCutoff (Turkish)10 years risk ratio

Normal≤94 cm ( ) (41.8%) ≤90 cm ( ) (28.7%) ≤80 cm
( ) (20.1%)
≤80 cm
( ) (20.1%)

Overweight94–102 cm ( ) (29.0%) 90–100 cm
( )
(33.8%)
80–88 cm
( ) (20.3%)
80–90 cm
( ) (25.6%)

Obese≥102 cm ( ) (29.7%) ≥100 cm
( ) (37.5%)
88 cm
( ) (59.5%)
≥90 cm
( ) (54.3%)

* <0.001 <0.001<0.001<0.001

The comparisons of the 10 yrs risk ratios in each category, performed by the ANOVA.