Data analysis to explore the association between cut-off values and population means of waist circumference

  • Campos Huérfano
Keywords: Abdominal obesity, cardiometabolic disease, Sensitivity, Specificity


Excess abdominal fat is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic disease. However, precise measurement of abdominal fat content requires the use of expensive radiological imaging techniques. Therefore, waist circumference is often used as a surrogate marker of abdominal fat mass, because waist circumference correlates with abdominal fat mass and is associated with cardiometabolic disease risk.