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Table 3 Cut-off points for the distress scale (range 0–32)

From: Mental health symptoms identify workers at risk of long-term sickness absence due to mental disorders: prospective cohort study with 2-year follow-up

Cut-off Number (Percent) Sensitivity Specificity
>6 1747 (63) 0.73 0.43
>7 1641 (59) 0.73 0.47
>8 1536 (55) 0.73 0.51
>9 1427 (51) 0.70 0.55
>10 1341 (48) 0.66 0.58
>11 1249 (45) 0.61 0.61
>12 1162 (42) 0.53 0.64
>13 1073 (39) 0.49 0.67
>14 1002 (36) 0.49 0.70
>15 918 (33) 0.48 0.72
>16 832 (30) 0.44 0.75
>17 765 (28) 0.44 0.77