Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews 2017 11 16() doi 10.1002/dmrr.2966
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between neck circumference (NC) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Chinese residents and to explore the cut-off points of NC for MS in different age groups.
In all, 4227 Chinese adults (18-90 years) were enrolled in the study and divided into three subgroups (young, middle-aged and elderly) according to their ages. The compared data for the subjects included anthropometric indicators and biochemical detection indices. NC was compared with other simple anthropometric indices using receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves.
(1) In all, 362 of the subjects who were diagnosed with MS were young (16.8%), 428 were middle-aged (36.9%), and 485 were elderly people (53.1%). (2) The areas under the curve (AUCs) of NC for MS for the three subgroups, young, middle-aged, and elderly, for males were 0.853, 0.792, and 0.828, respectively, and these values were 0.859, 0.780, and 0.725 for females, respectively. (3) NC cut-offs were 39.05 cm, 39.45 cm and 38.90 cm in men and 34.15 cm, 33.55 cm and 33.95 cm in women.
NC contributed to determining metabolic syndrome risk beyond the classical anthropometric indices among different age groups in China.