Confidence limits are wider for sensitivity than for specificity, and there is a clear trend toward increasing sensitivity and decreasing specificity as thresholds decreased. Qualitatively, the values for sensitivity and specificity at a given threshold were similar, with sensitivities between 80 and 90 percent associated with specificities in the same range.

Figure 5Sensitivity of the PDSS at various thresholds

CI = confidence interval; PDSS = Postpartum Depression Screening Scale

From: Results

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