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Table 4 Sensitivity and specificity of WHtR for screening metabolic risk factors in normal-weight and overweight/obese 6–10-year-old children from Campos

From: Is waist-to-height ratio a useful indicator of cardio-metabolic risk in 6-10-year-old children?

Metabolicrisk Sensitivity Specificity WHtR cut-off
(95%CI) (95%CI)
HOMA-IR 92.6 (75.7 – 99) 76.3 (65.2 – 85.3) 0.47
SBP 80.0 (64.4 –91) 68.9 (60.4 – 76.6) 0.51
DBP 76.6 (66 – 85.5) 74.5 (64.7 – 83) 0.49
LDL 65.8 (54 – 76.3) 55.0 (44.2 – 64.6) 0.48
HDL 60.0 (49 – 70.5) 70.0 (59.4 – 79.2) 0.50
TG 66.1 (53 – 77.7) 45.1 (35.8 – 54.8) 0.47