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Table 4 Measures of probing depth agreement and sensitivity and specificity of probing depth (PD) > 2 mm and bleeding on probing (BOP) classification for individual auxiliary nurse midwives vs. dentist

From: Feasibility of training community health workers to conduct periodontal examinations: a validation study in rural Nepal

 PD agreementPD > 2 mmbBOPb
ANMNaTooth sitesPercent agreement ± 1 mmICC ± 1 mmKappa ± 1 mmNo. sitesSensitivitySpecificityNo. sitesSensitivitySpecificity
14669100.0 (99.5, 100.0)11955.60%95.30%12671.40%89.00%
2466698.8 (97.7, 99.9)0.92 (0.83, 1.00)0.85 (0.65, 1.00)2483.30%91.50%7830.80%95.90%
3466698.8 (97.4, 100.0)0.90 (0.80, 1.00)0.74 (0.67, 0.78)2738.10%94.70%5466.70%87.80%
4583499.3 (98.3, 100.0)0.93 (0.85, 1.00)0.79 (0.69, 0.95)3318.50%98.60%10841.70%91.30%
5467299.7 (99.4, 100.0)0.97 (0.95, 1.00)0.92 (0.79, 1.00)1384.60%97.00%3060.00%93.50%
  1. Data presented as point estimate (95% CI)
  2. a Number of participants assessed by both the auxiliary nurse midwives and dentist
  3. b Number of sites with PD > 2 mm and BOP according to dentist’s measurement
  4. Validity measures comparing individual auxiliary nurse midwives to the dentist for probing depth ± 1 mm agreement and sensitivity and specificity of probing depth (PD) > 2 mm and bleeding on probing (BOP) classification