Journal of Obesity / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Cut-Off Values of Anthropometric Indices for Identifying Subjects at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in Iranian Elderly Men

Table 2

Areas under the ROC curve of WC, BMI, WHR, and WHtR to identify the presence of the metabolic risk factors other than WC in elderly men.

Obesity indexBest cut-off pointSensitivitySpecificityYouden AUC (95% CI)P value

MetSWC94.564%68%32%0.683 (0.606–0.761)0.000
WHR0.956%69%29%0.645 (0.563–0.727)0.001
BMI26.6548%76%24%0.641 (0.561–0.722)0.001
WHtR58.6652%0.7931%0.680 (0.602–0.758)

High blood pressureWC89.575%49%24%0.633 (0.542–0.724)0.004
WHR0.9276%45%22%0.595 (0.503–0.687)0.040
BMI22.8482%49%0.638 (0.540–0.735)0.004
WHtR53.8476%54%31%0.616 (0.527–0.705)

High triglycerideWC94.567%59%26%0.625 (0.545–0.705)0.003
WHR0.9746%72%19%0.585 (0.502–0.668)0.020
BMI22.8685%35%21%0.600 (0.519–0.680)0.04
WHtR53.090.850.380.220.607 (0.527–0.687)

Low HDLWC94.563%58%21%0.609 (0.527–0.690)0.010
WHR0.9652%68%20%0.597 (0.516–0.679)0.010
BMI24.8363%52%15%0.579 (0.498–0.661)0.060
WHtR53.56381%40%21%0.604 (0.523–0.685)

High fasting blood sugarWC95.561%58%19%0.617 (0.524–0.709)0.014
WHR0.9565%58%24%0.605 (0.518–0.691)0.027
BMI25.5458%58%18%0.578 (0.482–0.673)0.101
WHtR56.0498%15%13%0.512 (0.431–0.593)

BMI: body mass index, WC: waist circumference, WHR: waist-to-hip ratio, and WHtR: waist-to-height ratio.