Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
Print version ISSN 0004-2730
ROCCO, Eloa R. et al. Optimal cutoff points for body mass index, waist circumference and HOMA-IR to identify a cluster of cardiometabolic abnormalities in normal glucose-tolerant Brazilian children and adolescents. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2011, vol.55, n.8, pp. 638-645. ISSN 0004-2730. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302011000800020.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish the best cutoff values for waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI) and HOMA-IR (HR) to identify a cluster (> 3) of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in normal glucose-tolerant (NGT) Brazilian children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 319 individuals (aged 10 to 19y) from a southern Brazilian city. Gender-specific receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) curves were constructed to assess cutoffs values of BMI (kg/m2, WC (cm), and HR. RESULTS: The areas under the ROC curves to detect a cluster of CVRF were 0.92, 0.93 and 0.68 (females), and 0.93, 0.93 and 0.89 (males), for WC, BMI and HR, respectively. The cutoff values were 83.0 and 80.5 cm (WC), 22.7 and 20.4 kg/m2 (BMI), and 1.65 and 1.95 (HR), for females and males, respectively, to detect the cluster of CVRF. CONCLUSION: These values of BMI, WC-) and (HR) detected a high proportion of NGTt Brazilian children and adolescents with a cluster of CVRF.
Keywords : Children; adolescents; cardiovascular risk factor; cluster.