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Table 2 Predictive value of one or more indicators of relative social disadvantage for priority access to public general dental treatment

From: An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia

   Dental assessment (observed)
   PriorityTx % (n) Non priorityTx % (n)
Predicted 1+ RSD 81.9 18.1
   (345) (76)
  No- RSD 54.0 46.0
   (102) (87)
  1. P < 0.0001; χ2 test. Sensitivity 77.1%, Specificity 53.3%, Positive Predictive Value 81.9% (95% CI, 0.77-0.85) Negative Predictive Value 46.0% (95% CI, 0.39-0.53), Positive Likelihood Ratio 1.65, Negative Likelihood Ratio 0.48.
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