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Table 6 Risk Factor Set Membership from Predicted WC in ARIC Men; BMI ≤ 40; Age < 70. (N = 3806)

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 49.8% (1895) 94.5% 96.9% 94.5% 95.7%
IDF Metabolic Syndrome 58.9% (2242) 93.8% 94.1% 91.1% 92.9%
Abdominal Obesity 1 (AO1) 48.8% (1857) 83.9% 87.4% 84.0% 85.7%
AO1 and DM 11.9% (454) 90.3% 89.9% 98.7% 97.6%
AO1 and Dyslipidemia 33.3% (1266) 86.0% 89.0% 92.8% 91.5%
AO1, DM and Dyslipidemia 9.2% (352) 90.3% 89.8% 99.0% 98.2%
Abdominal Obesity 2 81.2% (3089) 92.8% 93.0% 68.9% 88.5%
  1. NCEP-ATP III National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III.
  2. IDF International Diabetes Foundation.
  3. Abdominal Obesity 1: ≥ 102 cm.
  4. Abdominal Obesity 2: ≥ 94 cm.
  5. DM Diabetes Mellitus.