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Table 3 Sensitivity (Sens.), specificity (spec.), AUC and positive and negative predictive value (PPV, NPV) for the PSC at cut-off 27, using CBCL Total, Internalising and Externalising Problems, and under treatment for psychosocial problems as criteria (n = 674).

From: Use of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist for the detection of psychosocial problems in preventive child healthcare

  Cut-off 0–27 vs. 28+ Cut-off 0–21 vs. 22+ AUC (95% CI)
  Sens. Spec. PPV NPV Sens. Spec. PPV NPV   
CBCL           
   Totalb 33.3% 98.4% 66.7% 93.8% 71.7% 93.0% 50.0% 97.1% 0.94 (0.92–0.96)
   Internalisingc 24.4% 98.3% 66.7% 90.4% 53.7% 92.9% 51.2% 93.5% 0.89 (0.86–0.92)
   Externalisingd 30.8% 97.7% 53.3% 94.4% 57.7% 91.0% 34.9% 96.3% 0.90 (0.87–0.93)
Currently under treatment 18.9% 96.8% 33.3% 93.3% 47.2% 90.2% 29.1% 95.2% 0.80 (0.74–0.86)