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Table 3 Association of Acanthosis Nigricans with revised ATP III criteria for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in Asians (based on bivariate analysis)

From: Prevalence of Acanthosis Nigricans in an urban population in Sri Lanka and its utility to detect metabolic syndrome

Criterion Odds Ratio 95% Confidence limits P value
Abdominal obesity 5.64 4.41-7.22 < 0.001
(Waist circumference) Males > 90 cm    
   Females > 80 cm    
Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl 1.81 1.49-2.20 < 0.001
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol 1.56 1.25-1.94 < 0.001
   Males < 40 mg/dl    
   Females < 50 mg/dl    
Blood pressure ≥130/≥85 mm Hg 2.04 1.66-2.51 < 0.001
Fasting glucose > 110 mg/dl 1.85 1.53-2.25 < 0.001