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Table 5 Sensitivity and specificity of the 2007 WHO BMI z score for diagnosing 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?

Metabolic risk Sensitivity Specificity BMI zscore
(95% CI) (95%CI)
HOMA-IR 88 (68.8 – 97.5) 80.0 (72.7 – 86.1) 2.26
SBP 87.5 (70.2 – 94.3) 68.9 (60.4 – 76.6) 1.39
DBP 79 (68.5 – 87.6) 76.6 (66.9 – 84.5) 1.12
LDL 64.5 (52.7 – 75) 56.6 (46.2 – 66.5) 0.82
HDL 54.1 (43 – 65) 76.7 (67 – 84.9) 1.82
TG 50.0 (37 – 63) 59.3 (49.6 – 68.4) 1.39