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Table 4 Sensitivity, specificity, and odds ratios for impaired lipid profile (ILP) vs normal lipid profile (NLP) for both sex at Tanner's stages 3 to 5 with a selected cutoff point for BMI values at the 85th percentile.

From: Impact of obesity on glucose and lipid profiles in adolescents at different age groups in relation to adulthood

Tanner's stages Cutoff point for BMI values Sensitivity Specificity Odds ratio
  > 85th < 85th.    
Tanner III      
Males      
ILP(n = 34) 31 3   91.2%  
NLP (n = 77) 41 36 46.7%   
Total (n = 111) 72 39    9.1
Females      
ILP(n = 36) 31 5   86.1%  
NLP (n = 66) 34 32 48.5%   
Total (n = 102) 65 37    5.9
Tanner IV      
Males      
ILP(n = 48) 43 5   89.6%  
NLP (n = 59) 31 28 47.5%   
Total (n = 107) 64 33    7.8
Females      
ILP(n = 43) 39 4   87.5%  
NLP (n = 46) 18 28 83%   
Total (n = 89) 47 32    15.2
Tanner V      
Males      
ILP(n = 54) 48 6   88.8%  
NLP (n = 55) 23 32 58.2 %   
Total (n = 109) 71 38    11.1
Females      
ILP(n = 50) 45 5   84.8%  
NLP (n = 51) 22 28 66.2%   
Total (n = 101) 68 33    11.5
Adults      
Males      
ILP(n = 65) 59 6   86.4%  
NLP (n = 67) 29 38 67.0%   
Total (n = 132) 88 44    12.9
Females      
ILP(n = 60) 54 6   85%  
NLP (n = 62) 28 34 65.8%   
Total (n = 122) 82 40    10.9
  1. Normal lipid profile values were those < 75th percentile for age and sex, moderate risk > 75th percentile and < 90th percentile, and high risk ≥ 90th percentile. For comparison between adolescent and adults percentiles were used. ILP was determined as being ≥ 85th percentile adjusted for age and sex. Normal blood cholesterol level in adults = TC < 200 mg/dl (5.2 mmol/L), moderate risk as 5.2 to 6.2 mmol/L and high risk if > 6.2 mmol/l (240 mg/dl). For LDL cholesterol; normal if < 3.4 mmol/L (130 mg/dl), moderate risk as 3.4 to 4.1 mmol/L and high risk if > 4.1 mmol/L (159 mg/dl). HDL cholesterol was defined at high risk if < 0.9 mmol/L (35 mg/dl). TRG levels was normal if < 2.8 mmol/l (250 mg/dl), moderate risk as 250–500 mg/dl and high risk if > 5.6 mmol/L (500 mg/dl). [38]