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Table 2 Anthropometric cut-offs for diagnosing obesity among Ethiopian adults

From: Optimal cut-off for obesity and markers of metabolic syndrome for Ethiopian adults

Anthropometric indicators AUC(95%CI) Optimal cut-off Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Yuden index (%) Std.err P
Males
 BMI 0.922(0.891–0.954)* 22.2 88.0 87.7 76.0 0.016 < 0.001
 WC 0.945(0.921–0.969)* 83.7 84.9 91.6 76.5 0.012 < 0.001
 WHR 0.854(0.812–0.897)* 0.88 85.5 72.9 58.4 0.022 < 0.001
 WHtR 0.952(0.931–0.973)* 0.49 86.0 90.0 76.0 0.011 < 0.001
Females
 BMI 0.949(0.930–0.968)* 24.5 80.0 95.6 75.6 0.010 < 0.001
 WC 0.904(0.872–0.936)* 78.0 84.0 87.0 70.0 0.016 < 0.001
 WHR 0.723(0.668–0.777)* 0.82 73.0 74.0 47.0 0.028 < 0.001
 WHtR 0.913(0.873–0.943)* 0.50 86.0 85.0 71.0 0.015 < 0.001
  1. BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, WHR weight to hip ratio, WHtR weight to height ratio, TG Triglyceride, HDL High density lipoprotein, FBS Fasting Blood press sure, AUC area under the curve
  2. *P < 0.001