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Table 5 Optimal cut off point for components of metabolic syndrome among JU employees from February–April 2015

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

Markers of MetS Anthropometric index AUC (95%CI) Optimal cut-off Sensitivity% Specificity% Yuden index Std.err
Females
 BP(≥130/85 mmHg) BMI 0.61(.54,.68) 26.2 59.0 60.0 19.0 0.036
WHtR 0.64(.57,.71) 0.51 77.0 47.0 24.0 0.035
WC 0.62(.55,.69) 93.0 43.0 79.0 22.0 0.036
WHR 0.59(.52,.66) 0.89 43.0 76.0 19.0 0.037
 FBS ≥ 100 mg/dl BMI 0.59(.53,.65) 26.8 48.0 70.0 18.0 0.031
WHtR 0.57(.51,.63) 0.56 45.0 69.0 13.0 0.031
WC 0.58(.52,.64) 83.1 56.0 58.0 14.0 0.031
WHR 0.52(.46,.58) 0.78 81.0 28.0 9.0 0.030
 TG ≥150 mg/dl BMI 0.60(.53,.66) 24.8 64.0 54.0 18.0 0.032
WHtR 0.59(.53,.65) 0.53 59.0 59.0 18.0 0.032
WC 0.59(.53,.66) 82.1 65.0 53.0 18.0 0.033
WHR 0.57(.50,.63) 0.88 43.0 73.0 15.0 0.033
 HDL < 50 mg/dl BMI 0.52(.41,.63) 25.0 63.0 52.0 15.0 0.055
WHtR 0.53(.42,.65) 0.47 37.0 78.0 15.0 0.057
WC 0.49(.38,.60) 96.0 89.0 19.0 7.4 0.056
WHR 0.51(.41,.61) 0.89 85.0 26.0 11.0 0.051
Males
 BP(≥130/85 mmHg) BMI 0.69(.61, .77) 23.5 68.0 65.0 32.0 0.039
WHtR 0.71(.64,.79) 0.47 87.0 50.0 36.0 0.038
WC 0.74(.62, .85) 89.22 90.9 58.0 49.0 0.059
WHR 0.70(.63, .78) 0.86 90.0 47.0 38.0 0.039
 FBS ≥ 100 mg/dl BMI 0.68(.62, .74) 21.1 80.0 55.0 34.0 0.031
WHtR 0.69(.63, .75) 0.47 78.0 52.0 30.0 0.031
WC 0.67(.57, .77) 96.0 38.0 96.0 34.0 0.050
WHR 0.66(.59, .72) 0.95 45.0 82.0 27.0 0.033
 TG ≥150 mg/dl BMI 0.68(.62, .75) 22.5 71.0 63.0 34.0 0.032
WHtR 0.71(.65, .77) 0.53 54.0 81.0 34.0 0.031
WC 0.74(.69, .80) 85.3 69.0 72.0 41.0 0.030
WHR 0.71(.65, .77) 0.90 73.0 62.0 35.0 0.030
 HDL < 40 mg/dl BMI 0.53(.43, .63) 21. 0 49.0 64.0 12.0 0.051
WHtR 0.57(.47, .66) 0.47 56.0 62.0 17.0 0.049
WC 0.54(.43, .65) 89.3 60.0 53.0 13.0 0.054
WHR 0.60(.51, .69) 0.90 69.0 55.0 24.0 0.045
  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 Sugar, AUC Area Under the Curve, MetS Metabolic Syndrome