Table 2012-lead ECG as a predictor for adverse outcomes (death and cardiac events at 14 days) – effect of age

Age groupSens (%)Spec (%)LR+LRPre test prob (%)Post test prob +ve (%)Post test prob −ve (%)Diag Yield (%)
age 18–39y
very low
50 ** (1–99)88 (80–93)4.1 (0.9–17.9)0.57 (0.14–2.28)2.08.01.113
age 40–59y
low
90 * (55–100)88 (79–94)7.3 (4.0–13.1)0.11 (0.02–0.73)10.045.01.320
age 60–79y
low
71 * (42–92)67 (57–76)2.2 (1.4–3.3)0.43 (0.18–0.99)12.023.05.538
age 80 and above
low
72 * (47–90)60 (50–71)1.8 (1.2–2.7)0.46 (0.21–0.99)17.027.08.645

From: 4, 12-lead ECG

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