TABLE 2.

Results of ROC Curve Analyses Predicting Optimal Waist Circumference and BMI Thresholds for Risk Factor Clustering Among 5- to 18-Year-Old Children and Adolescents

Area Under the Curve95% CIResidual Threshold (SD Units)PercentileSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
BMI
    White male0.820.78–0.860.0752.872.672.5
    Black male0.730.67–0.800.0050.067.066.8
    White female0.800.76–0.840.1756.774.073.6
    Black female0.760.70–0.810.0250.870.569.9
Waist circumference
    White male0.820.78–0.860.1455.674.874.5
    Black male0.740.67–0.800.0050.068.267.5
    White female0.810.77–0.850.1857.174.073.8
    Black female0.770.72–0.830.0652.471.671.4
  • CI indicates confidence interval.