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Table 2 Comparison of waist circumference cutoff values for abdominal obesity to predict atherosclerosis in non-diabetic subjects

From: Reappraisal of waist circumference cutoff value according to general obesity

  Cutoff (cm) Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) PPV (%) NPV (%) Youden’s index
Non-obese (BMI < 25 kg/m2) Men 84 57.6 66.9 26.8 88.3 24.5
  90 16.9 95.0 41.7 84.5 11.9
Women 76 75.4 47.2 28.7 87.2 22.6
  80 46.2 68.0 28.8 81.8 14.2
Obese (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) Men 90 68.9 37.8 29.2 76.5 6.7
  93 44.3 67.7 33.8 76.6 12.0
Women 80 98.4 8.5 31.7 92.3 6.9
  87 70.5 53.2 39.4 80.6 23.7
  1. PPV positive predictive value; NPV negative predictive value