Conclusion: Neck circumference strongly correlated with adiposity indices and had a definite cut-off point.
Furthermore, an NC value of > 38 cm for men and > 34 cm for women was the best cut-off point to determine subjects with MS.
An NC cut-off point corresponding with a high sensitivity is important for screening purposes.
The Braden scale cut-off points for risk assessment in pressure ulcer occurrence vary depending upon the patient characteristics and their condition.
The sensitivity and specificity figures of the three risk assessment scales are influenced by the preventive measures used, the heterogeneity of length of observation, the designation of appropriate cut-off points and the healthcare setting (Defloor and Grypdonck 2004).
For the most appropriate cut-off points in predictive pressure ulcer risk assessment for SICU patients, the current study suggests cut-off point of 14 for the Braden scale, 21 for the Song and Choi scale and 28 for the Cubbin and Jackson scale.
The review and revision of BMI cut-off points
for Asians paves the way for future research and collaboration to develop indices of obesity that are appropriate for various population groups in Asia.
We also propose to select two cut-off points of <29.
Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values for predicting low birth-weights using different cut-off points for chest circumference Cut-off Sensitivity Specificity Positive Negative for chest predictive predictive circumference value value (cm) 28 27.
44 indicating dementia) is the optimum cut-off point for a medical inpatient population, although three other cut-off points (3.
IQCODE score cut-off point Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) >3.
The IQCODE, like the AMT, emerged as a sensitive tool for detecting dementia, with a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 86% at the optimum cut-off point of 3.