Table 2

Hypothetical Data for an Ordered Marker From a Nested Case-Control Design

1

2

3

4

5


No cancer

960

20

10

8

2

1000

Cancer

0

10

10

20

60

100


For cutpoint 4, the true positive rate is (20+60)/100 = .80 For cutpoint 4, the false positive rate is (8 + 2)/1000 = .01

Baker et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2002 2:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-2-4

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