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Table 1 Comparison of optimal cut-off point of waist circumference (WC) for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in African countries with the present study

From: Optimal waist circumference cut-off points for predicting metabolic syndrome among low-income black South African adults

Country [references] n Cut-off point for men (cm) Cut-off point for women (cm
Uganda [24] 6136 ≥78 to ≥ 80 ≥ 82 to ≥ 85
South Africa [19] 123 90 98
Nigeria [36]   76 72
Cameroon [36]   81 82
Benin [23] 452 80 94
Angola [31] 615 87.5 80.5
South Africa [18] 947 86 92
Benin [37] 541 80 90
South Africa [17] 1251 91.5  
South Africa [21] 152 92 94
South Africa [38] 1099 84 94
South Africa [22] 920 87.5 94.6
South Africa [20] 203 ≥ 88 or ≥ 90
South Africa (present study) 998 ≥ 95.25 ≥ 89.45