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Table 3 Areas under ROC curve (AUC) of various anthropometric indices and metS risk factors

From: Association of body mass index, sagittal abdominal diameter and waist-hip ratio with cardiometabolic risk factors and adipocytokines in Arab children and adolescents

Test Variable Anthropometric Parameter AUC ± SE Asymptotic Significance 95% Confidence Interval
Systolic Blood Pressure BMI z-score 0.526 ± 0.040 0.926 (0.447, 0.605)
  WHR 0.513 ± 0.001 0.094 (0.005, 0.031)
  SAD z-score 0.539 ± 0.048 0.893 (0.445, 0.633)
Triglycerides BMI z-score 0.721 ± 0.065 0.010 (0.594, 0.848)
  WHR 0.662 ± 0.069 0.060 (0.527,0.798)
  SAD z-score 0.634 ± 0.080 0.119 (0.477, 0.792)
HDL-Cholesterol BMI z-score 0.623 ± 0.019 <0.001 (0.583, 0.660)
  WHR 0.535 ± 0.020 0.070 (0.497, 0.574)
  SAD z-score 0.599 ± 0.019 <0.001 (0.561, 0.636)
Glucose BMI z-score 0.615 ± 0.024 <0.001 (0.567, 0.662)
  WHR 0.563 ± 0.025 0.012 (0.515, 0.612)
  SAD z-score 0.554 ± 0.026 0.031 (0.504, 0.604)
2 or more IDF MetS Components BMI z-score 0.777 ± 0.016 <0.001 (0.747, 0.808)
  WHR 0.641 ± 0.019 <0.001 (0.605, 0.678)
  SAD z-score 0.678 ± 0.019 <0.001 (0.641, 0.714)
IDF MetS BMI z-score 0.776 ± 0.025 <0.001 (0.727, 0.825)
  WHR 0.632 ± 0.025 <0.001 (0.582, 0.681)
  SAD z-score 0.693 ± 0.029 <0.001 (0.636, 0.750)
  1. Note: Significant at p < 0.05.