Re-evaluation of waist circumference in metabolic syndrome: A comparison between Japanese men and women

Nobuyuki Miyatake, Jun Wada, Sumiko Matsumoto, Hidetaka Nishikawa, Hirofumi Makino, Takeyuki Numata

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Abstract

We re-evaluated the criteria for waist circumference to predict the accumulation of the components of metabolic syndrome. We used data for 3,185 Japanese, aged 20-79 years. Metabolic syndrome has recently been redefined by a new criterion in Japan, in which waist circumference cutoff points, i.e. 85 cm for men and 90 cm for women, are employed. Among the 3,185 Japanese considered in the present study, 335 men (26.8%) and 69 women (3.6%) were diagnosed as having metabolic syndrome. A cutoff point as a predictor for 2 or more components of metabolic syndrome was evaluated by sensitivity/specificity and a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. The optimal point was estimated as being approximately 85 cm of waist circumference in men and 75 cm in women. We therefore recommend a cutoff value, 75 cm of waist circumference, for the criterion of metabolic syndrome in women. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume61
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity
  • Waist circumference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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