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Table 3 Performance of self-reported silhouette ranking and other adiposity measures in detecting obesity by sex (Seychelles, 2013, N = 1240)

From: Validity of silhouette showcards as a measure of body size and obesity in a population in the African region: A practical research tool for general-purpose surveys

  Men (N = 531) Women (N = 709)
  AUC SE CI AUC SE CI
Silhouettes 0.91 0.01 0.89–0.93 0.89 0.01 0.87–0.91
Waist circum. 0.95 0.01 0.94–0.97 0.94 0.01 0.92–0.95
Fat percent 0.94 0.01 0.92–0.96 0.94 0.01 0.92–0.96
Waist/Height 0.95 0.01 0.94 0.94 0.01 0.92–0.95
  1. Note: Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) analysis resulting in Area Under the Curve (AUC), Standard Error (SE), and 95 % Confidence Interval (CI), for detection of obesity: BMI ≥ 30 kg m−2