Table 3

Determining optimal operating point (OOP) for MUAC versus overweight/obesity

MUAC (cm)Predicted probabilitySensitivity (%)Specificity (%)Correctly classified (%)Positive likelihood ratio (LR+)Negative likelihood ratio (LR−)
Girls 5–9
 18.30.0797.179.181.74.650.037
 18.850.1494.188.188.97.880.066
Boys 5–9
 18.40.1468.089.287.106.320.3586
 18.60.1864.093.390.39.510.3860
Girls 10–14
 22.450.0892.978.080.34.220.09
 22.80.1288.181.182.24.650.15
Boys 10–14
 22.150.0795.289.990.49.390.05
 23.150.1776.276.292.513.140.25
  • MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference.