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Table 4 ROC curve of different anthropometric parameters for MetS in women

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** 0.955 0.938–0.972 3130 cm2 0.868 0.937 0.805
WC 0.905 0.879–0.931 85.5 cm 0.882 0.785 0.667
NC 0.937 0.916–0.959 35.3 cm 0.871 0.889 0.760
WHR** 0.757 0.711–0.803 0.925 0.802 0.604 0.406
BMI* 0.852 0.819–0.886 24.5 kg/m2 0.694 0.761 0.555
  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 curve compared with WC: * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01 (DeLong test)
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