Table 2

Simple logistic regression and AUC values for adiposity measures of MS using Taiwanese criteria (MS-TW)
Adiposity measure Odds ratio (95% CI) Area under curve (95% CI)
Total Male Female Total Male Female
LAP 1.09 (1.08–1.12) 1.10 (1.07–1.13) 1.12 (1.08–1.15) 0.901a (0.870–0.932) 0.916c (0.880–0.953) 0.901d (0.855–0.946)
WHtR (%) 1.32 (1.24–1.41) 1.40 (1.27–1.56) 1.28 (1.19–1.40) 0.813b (0.767–0.860) 0.827 (0.762–0.892) 0.819 (0.755–0.883)
BMI (kg/m2) 1.45 (1.33–1.59) 1.49 (1.31–1.72) 1.43 (1.27–1.63) 0.780 (0.733–0.827) 0.776 (0.709–0.844) 0.793 (0.726–0.859)
Waist circumference (cm) 1.14 (1.10–1.17) 1.21 (1.15–1.29) 1.20 (1.14–1.27) 0.766 (0.715–0.816) 0.825 (0.760–0.890) 0.817 (0.755–0.879)
Central obesity 11.90 (7.32–19.69) 17.42 (8.48–37.32) 8.68 (4.47–17.32) 0.749 (0.700–0.799) 0.766 (0.696–0.835) 0.731 (0.661–0.802)
BMI  25 (kg/m2) 6.60 (4.13–10.79) 5.79 (2.98–11.90) 8.12 (4.20–16.36) 0.720 (0.672–0.768) 0.704 (0.637–0.772) 0.738 (0.669–0.807)
Waist-to-hip ratio (%) 1.12 (1.09–1.16) 1.27 (1.18–1.37) 1.20 (1.13–1.28) 0.699 (0.643–0.754) 0.784 (0.715–0.852) 0.784 (0.720–0.849)
Body adiposity index 1.16 (1.10–1.23) 1.30 (1.16–1.48) 1.24 (1.13–1.37) 0.670 (0.614–0.725) 0.726 (0.653–0.799) 0.715 (0.637–0.794)

LAP lipid accumulation product, WHtR waist-to-height ratio, BMI body mass index, AUC area under the curve.

Central obesity: waist circumference ≥ 90 cm in males and ≥ 80 cm in females.

Body adiposity index: (hip circumference/height1.5) − 18.

Odds ratios for all adiposity measures were significant at P < 0.001.

aP < 0.001 between the AUC value for LAP and that of the WHtR.

bP = 0.040 between the AUC value for WHtR and that of BMI.

cP = 0.004 between the AUC value for LAP and that of the WHtR.

dP = 0.004 between the AUC value for LAP and that of the WHtR.

Chiang and Koo

Chiang and Koo BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:78   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-78

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