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Table 4 Association of Acanthosis Nigricans with revised ATP III criteria for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in Asians (based on multiple logistic regression)

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

Criterion β Odds Ratio Exp (β) 95% Confidence limits P value
Abdominal obesity 1.553 4.72 3.67-6.07 < 0.001
(Waist circumference)     
Males > 90 cm     
Females > 80 cm     
Triglycerides ≥150 mg/dl 0.347' 1.42 1.15-1.75 0.001
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol 0.274 1.32 1.05-1.66 0.020
   Males < 40 mg/dl     
   Females < 50 mg/dl     
Blood pressure ≥130/≥85 mm Hg 0.394 1.48 1.19-1.85 0.001
Fasting glucose > 110 mg/dl 0.356 1.43 1.16-1.75 0.001