Table 3

Optimal cutoffs of waist circumference in different HOMA-IR values from ROC curve analysis

HOMA-IR

Prevalence (%)

Cutoff of WC (cm)

Sensitivity (%)

Specificity (%)

Youden index


1.50

34.9

80

91.5

39.5

0.310

85

70.4

70.0

0.403

90

38.8

89.5

0.284

2.00

20.3

80

94.0

34.4

0.285

85

78.0

64.5

0.425

90

47.6

86.6

0.342

2.50

12.0

80

96.0

32.0

0.280

85

83.8

61.3

0.451

90

56.1

84.5

0.406

3.00

7.8

80

96.3

30.7

0.270

85

85.3

59.3

0.446

90

60.1

83.0

0.430


ROC, receiver operating characteristics; HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; WC, waist circumference.

Tabata et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2009 9:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6823-9-1

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