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Table 3 ROC curve of different anthropometric parameters for MetS in men

From: The product of waist and neck circumference outperforms traditional anthropometric indices in identifying metabolic syndrome in Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Anthropometric parameters Area under curve 95% confidence interval Optimal cut-off level Sensitivity Specificity Youden's index
PWNC** 0.948 0.934–0.962 3542 cm2 0.919 0.852 0.771
WC 0.913 0.895–0.931 90.5 cm 0.876 0.818 0.694
NC 0.905 0.884–0.927 39.5 cm 0.849 0.855 0.704
WHR** 0.811 0.784–0.838 0.959 0.728 0.764 0.492
BMI** 0.862 0.839–0.885 24.8 kg/m2 0.761 0.798 0.559
  1. ROC Receiver operating characteristic curve, MetS Metabolic syndrome, PWNC Product of waist circumference and neck circumference, WC Waist circumference, NC Neck circumference, WHR Waist-hip ratio, BMI Body mass index. The area under the curves compared with WC: ** P < 0.01 (DeLong test)
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