Table 2

Summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity calculated by a bivariate random-effects model

Studies

n

Sensitivity

(95% CI)

Variance logit (sensitivity)

Specificity (95% CI)

Variance logit (specificity)


Observation/

Admission

(Cut point 5)

All studies

28

0.99 (0.97 to 0.99)

3.37

0.43 (0.36 to 0.51)

0.61

Men

5

0.96 (0.88 to 0.99)

1.09

0.34 (0.24 to 0.47)

0.06

Women

5

0.99 (0.92 to 0.99)

2.12

0.35 (0.14 to 0.64)

1.51

Children*

9

0.99 (0.83 to 1.00)

8.99

0.57 (0.41 to 0.72)

0.79

Surgery

(Cut point 7)

All studies

29

0.82 (0.76 to 0.86)

0.48

0.81 (0.76 to 0.85)

0.46

Men

6

0.88 (0.75 to 0.95)

1.15

0.57 (0.40 to 0.73)

0.44

Women

7

0.86 (0.78 to 0.92)

0.44

0.73 (0.58 to 0.84)

0.62

Children*

9

0.87 (0.76 to 0.93)

0.98

0.76 (0.55 to 0.89)

1.50


* For the purpose of this study Children are defined as any participant under the age of 18 years of age.

Ohle et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:139   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-139

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