Table 2

Sensitivity and specificity of HVLT total learning scores to discriminate all types of dementia and probabilities of dementia (PPV) and probabilities of no dementia (NPV) at different baseline rates
All type of dementia PPV/NPV at different base rate
HVLT Cut-off Sensitivity Specificity 5% 10% 15% 20%
<10.50 1.000 0.762 0.18/1.00 0.32/1.00 0.43/1.00 0.51/1.00
<11.50 0.996 0.781 0.19/0.99 0.34/0.99 0.45/0.99 0.53/0.99
<12.50 0.996 0.841 0.25/099 0.41/0.99 0.53/0.99 0.61/0.99
<13.50 0.967 0.854 0.26/0.96 0.42/0.96 0.54/0.96 0.62/0.96
<14.50 0.963 0.901 0.34/0.96 0.52/0.96 0.63/0.96 0.71/0.96
<15.50* 0.947 0.934 0.43/0.95 0.61/0.95 0.72/0.95 0.78/0.95
<16.50 0.919 0.947 0.48/0.92 0.66/0.92 0.75/0.92 0.81/0.92
<17.50 0.898 0.947 0.47/0.90 0.65/0.90 0.75/0.90 0.81/0.90
<18.50 0.858 0.974 0.63/0.87 0.79/0.87 0.85/0.87 0.89/0.87
<19.50 0.801 0.974 0.62/0.83 0.77/0.83 0.84/0.83 0.89/0.83
<20.50 0.756 0.980 0.67/0.80 0.81/0.80 0.87/0.80 0.90/0.80
<21.50 0.691 0.980 0.65/0.76 0.79/0.76 0.86/0.76 0.90/0.76

* indicate the cutoff with optical sensitivity and specificity.

Shi et al.

Shi et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-136

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