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Table 3 Area under Curves of BMI, waist circumference, WHR and WHtR for Multiple Risk Factors

From: Can body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and waist-height ratio predict the presence of multiple metabolic risk factors in Chinese subjects?

  BMI waist circumference WHR WHtR
Male     
   Blood pressure 0.657 (0.601-0.713)* 0.669 (0.613-0.725)* 0.582 (0.523-0.641)* 0.673 (0.617 ± 0.728)*
   Glucose 0.586 (0.525-0.647)* 0.557 (0.495-0.618) 0.468 (0.408-0.529) 0.567 (0.505 ± 0.629) *
   Triglyceride 0.693 (0.635-0.752)* 0.646 (0.586-0.706)* 0.536 (0.475-0.597) 0.631 (0.569 ± 0.693)*
Multiple metabolic risk factors 0.682 (0.623-0.741)* 0.661 (0.601-0.722)* 0.539 (0.470-0.608) 0.651 (0.590 ± 0.712)*
Female     
   Blood pressure 0.674 (0.621-0.728)* 0.666 (0.613-0.719)* 0.579 (0.524-0.633)* 0.671 (0.618 ± 0.724)*
   Glucose 0.610 (0.552-0.667)* 0.594 (0.537-0.652)* 0.532 (0.475-0.589) 0.607 (0.550 ± 0.664)*
   Triglyceride 0.721 (0.665-0.777)* 0.738 (0.687-0.788)* 0.611 (0.556-0.667)* 0.731 (0.679 ± 0.783)*
Multiple metabolic risk factors 0.702 (0.651-0.754)* 0.671 (0.617-0.724)* 0.552 (0.490-0.614) 0.674 (0.621 ± 0.727)*
  1. All values were AUC (95%CI).
  2. AUC, area under curves; CI, confidence interval.
  3. *P < 0.05