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ATP III Criteria: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Insulin Resistance:
>= 3 of the following criteria:
  • waist circumference greater than 102 cm in men and greater than 88 cm in women
  • serum triglyceride concentration of 1.69 mmol/L (150 mg/dL) or more
  • serum HDL cholesterol concentration less than 1.03 mmol/L (40 mg/dL) in men and less than 1.29 mmol/L (50 mg/dL) in women, blood pressure of 130/85 mm Hg or greater or therapy with antihypertensive medication
  • fasting plasma glucose level of 6.11 mmol/L (110 mg/dL) or greater.
  • "Since we did not measure waist circumference for most of our participants, we substituted a BMI of 25 kg/m2 or greater for women and 29 kg/m2 or greater for men, values that provided the same prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as did use of waist circumference (Ford E. Personal communication)."

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    Insulin Resistance

    52% sensitive, 85% specific