Table 2—

Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of various definitions in predicting insulin resistance

Number of abnormal factorsSensitivitySpecificityPositive predictive valueNegative predictive value
≥184163467
≥264765780
≥320925669
≥44985067
  • Insulin resistance is defined as glucose disposal rate <12 mg·kg−1·min−1. Abnormal factors considered in the ATP III criteria are abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure level, elevated triglycerides, decreased HDL cholesterol, and elevated fasting glucose.