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Table 4 AUC values for obesity indices for the prediction of elevated cardiovascular risk factors

From: Association between obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in late adolescence in the Seychelles

  Males Females Indices with highest AUC
  BMI Waist WHiR WHtR Fat% BMI Waist WHiR WHtR Fat% Males Females
BP ≥120/90 66.1 67.2 58.1 64.7 61.3 69.8 69.4 53.8 66.1 69.7 W, BMI, WHtR BMI, F%, W
  58-73 60-75 50-66 57-72 53-69 62-77 62-77 46-62 58-74 62-77   
LDL-cholesterol ≥3.0 72.5 70.9 67.1 68.5 62.9 58.9 56.1 52.9 56.9 58.6 BMI, W BMI, F%
  61-84 60-82 55-79 56-81 50-75 51-67 48-64 44-61 49-65 50-67   
HDL-cholesterol <1.0 62.6 54.9 48.1 58.7 62.5 55.5 56.9 56.7 59.5 50.3 BMI, F% WHtR, WHiR
  51-73 43-61 41-58 45-63 52-73 47-63 48-64 50-67 51-68 43-59   
Triglycerides ≥1.0 74.6 70.1 72.0 69.7 67.8 71.1 73.2 57.4 73.2 70.2 BMI, WHiR, W WHt, W, BMI
  64-86 57-83 60-83 55-84 54-82 60-82 64-83 47-67 63-83 59-81   
Glycemia ≥ 5.6 48.9 45.8 50.9 50.9 50.0 72.5 71.2 58.6 69.8 74.3 - F%, BMI, W
  39-59 36-55 42-60 41-60 41-59 61-85 58-84 46-72 57-83 63-85   
Uric acid ≥P80 63.9 65.7 57.3 64.8 63.0 58.6 60.1 53.8 61.5 59.9 W, WHtR, BMI WHtR, W, F%
  53-74 56-76 48-67 55-74 52-73 48-68 50-70 44-63 52-71 50-70   
  1. AUC: area under the receiver operator characteristics (ROC) curve.
  2. BMI: body mass index; WHiR: waist/ratio; WHtR: waist/height ratio; Fat%: fat percent.