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Table 4 The efficacy of neck circumference screening central obesity and overweight/obesity

From: Neck circumference may be a valuable tool for screening individuals with obesity: findings from a young Chinese population and a meta-analysis

   N Sensitivity Specificity AUC P
Central obesity
Male 6424 0.72 (0.68~ 0.75) 0.87 (0.74~ 0.94) 0.77 (0.73~ 0.80) 0.063
Female 8532 0.73 (0.65~ 0.80) 0.80 (0.71~ 0.86) 0.82 (0.79~ 0.86) 0.013
Overweight/obesity
Male 5107 0.83 (0.70~ 0.91) 0.77 (0.66~ 0.85) 0.86 (0.83~ 0.89) 0.451
Female 6385 0.82 (0.71~ 0.90) 0.84 (0.61~ 0.95) 0.89 (0.86~ 0.92) 0.295
  1. N total sample size of each group; AUC area under receiver operating curve P: P values of Egger’s tests