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Table 6 Summary of ROC curve and Youden Index analysis for BMI, WC, VAI and LAP as predictors of MetS

From: Metabolic syndrome and its predictors in an urban population in Kenya: A cross sectional study

Gender Variable AUC (95% CI) YI Cut-off Sensitivity Specificity
Males & Females BMI 0.766 (0.725–0.808) 0.457 26.23 0.770 0.687
WC 0.825 (0.789–0.862) 0.518 89.5 0.867 0.651
VAI 0.858 (0.818–0.897) 0.599 2.057 0.726 0.873
LAP 0.880 (0.846–0.914) 0.591 37.205 0.815 0.776
Males BMI 0.841 (0.789–0.892) 0.587 25.71 0.859 0.728
WC 0.913 (0.879–0.947) 0.759 93.5 0.957 0.806
VAI 0.905 (0.859–0.951) 0.697 1.727 0.922 0.775
LAP 0.949 (0.923–0.976) 0.749 42.895 0.843 0.749
Females BMI 0.702 (0.638–0.765) 0.363 24.99 0.873 0.49
WC 0.766 (0.710–0.821) 0.453 85.5 0.859 0.594
VAI 0.814 (0.752–0.876) 0.529 2.065 0.648 0.881
LAP 0.822 (0.764–0.879) 0.502 30.56 0.775 0.728
  1. Abbreviations AUC Area under the curve, BMI Body mass index, CI Confidence intervals, LAP Lipid accumulation product, WC Waist circumference, VAI Visceral adiposity index, YI Youden Index