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Table 4 Likelihood ratios and diagnostic odds ratio for the different anthropometric measurements for predicting LBW at selected cut-off points

From: Determining an anthropometric surrogate measure for identifying low birth weight babies in Uganda: a hospital-based cross sectional study

  Cut-off (cm) Positive likelihood ratio (95% CI) Negative likelihood ratio (95% CI) Diagnostic odds ratio (+LR/-LR)
Head circumference (HC) 33.3 4.68 0.21 22.4
(3.88–5.7) (0.03–0.34)
Foot length (FL) 7.9 5.41 0.07 77.3
(4.52–6.47) (0.03–0.17)
Mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) 10.1 4.76 0.09 52.9
(4.02–5.65) (0.04–0.19)
Thigh circumference (TC) 15.7 4.98 0.11 45.3
(4.16–5.96) (0.06–0.22)
Chest circumference (CC) 31.0 8.71 0.09 97.1
   (6.89–11.0) (0.04–0.19)