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Table 5 Cut-off points for anthropometric measurements in the prediction of hypertension according to age group in men and women

From: Is waist-to-height ratio the best predictive indicator of hypertension incidence? A cohort study

Age group Number BMI WC WHtR
Cut-off point (km/m2) S (%) Sp (%) Cut-off point (cm) S (%) Sp (%) Cut-off point S (%) Sp (%)
Men
  < 40 141 25.64 63.6 57.7 87.00 63.6 69.2 0.501 63.6 65.4
  ≥ 40 11 24.80 55.0 41.5 87.00 55.0 55.2 0.501 55.0 51.7
 Total 152 24.80 51.4 50.0 85.30 63.5 56.4 0.503 59.5 56.4
Women
  < 40 293 23.89 66.7 67.1 81.00 66.7 65.8 0.507 73.3 63.0
  ≥ 40 26 23.82 61.5 64.3 79.00 66.7 61.4 0.506 59.0 54.3
 Total 319 23.82 63.9 62.9 81.50 63.2 66.7 0.523 66.2 64.5
  1. BMI Body mass index, WC Waist circumference, WHtR Waist-to-height ratio, S Sensitivity, Sp Specificity
  2. Firminópolis, Brazil (2002–2015)