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Table 4 Sensitivity, specificity and area under curve of cut-off value of body mass index indicator in prediction of MetS for Syrian adolescents (18 to 19 years)

From: Predictive value of body mass index to metabolic syndrome risk factors in Syrian adolescents

Characteristics Criteria BMI cut-off value Sensitivity % Specificity % Area under the curve P value
SBP (mmHg) >135 mmHg 22.85 44.9 58.6 0.52 0.246
DBP (mmHg) >89 mmHg 23.45 49.6 66.5 0.59 0.000
FBS (mg/100 ml) >89 mg/100 ml 23.55 37.5 65.2 0.44 0.297
TG (mg/100 ml) >200 mg/100 ml 23.25 67.2 62.8 0.67 0.000
Chol (mg/100 ml) >200 mg/100 ml 23.75 61.3 68.2 0.67 0.000
HDL-Chol (mg/100 ml) <75 mg/100 ml 26.05 30.0 81.3 0.38 0.200
LDL-Chol (mg/100 ml) <155 mg/100 ml 24.35 60.0 71.9 0.69 0.037
TG/HDL-Chol >3 mg/100 ml 23.45 62.3 66.0 0.66 0.000
  1. BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, FBS fasting blood sugar, TG triglycerides, Chol cholesterol, HDL-Chol high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-Chol low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG/HDL-Chol triglycerides/ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol