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Table 5 Risk Factor Set Membership from Predicted WC in ARIC Women; BMI ≤ 40; Age < 70. (N = 4967)

From: Predicting waist circumference from body mass index

Risk Factor Set Observed proportion (N) in risk set Positive Predictive Value Sensitivity Specificity Proportion correctly predicted
NCEP-ATP III Metabolic Syndrome 50.2% (2495) 98.1% 95.4% 98.2% 96.8%
IDF Metabolic Syndrome 55.2% (2744) 98.7% 98.7% 98.3% 98.5%
Abdominal Obesity1 (AO1) 76.4% (3795) 94.2% 88.0% 82.6% 86.8%
AO1 and DM 13.6% (675) 98.8% 95.3% 99.8% 99.2%
AO1 and Dyslipidemia 45.2% (2243) 96.9% 90.7% 97.6% 94.5%
AO1, DM and Dyslipidemia 9.6% (479) 98.9% 96.0% 99.9% 99.5%
Abdominal Obesity 2 91.8% (4560) 95.7% 97.0% 51.4% 93.2%
  1. NCEP-ATP III National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III.
  2. IDF International Diabetes Foundation.
  3. Abdominal Obesity 1: ≥ 88 cm.
  4. Abdominal Obesity 2: ≥ 80 cm.
  5. DM Diabetes Mellitus.