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Table 3 Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of blood slide microscopy compared to Rapid Diagnostic Test (ParaScreen)

From: Evaluation of light microscopy and rapid diagnostic test for the detection of malaria under operational field conditions: a household survey in Ethiopia

Region Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive value Negative predictive value
  % 95%CI % 95%CI % 95%CI % 95%CI
Amhara 49.4 (43.9–54.9) 99.4 (99.1–99.5) 77.8 (71.6–83.0) 97.7 (97.4–98.1)
Oromia 50.0 (24.7–75.3) 97.9 (97.2–98.5) 16.3 (7.3–29.7) 99.6 (99.2–99.8)
SNNP 41.0 (31.5–51.0) 95.7 (94.6–96.6) 36.1 (27.5–45.4) 96.4 (95.5–97.3)
Total 47.5 (42.8–52.2) 98.5 (98.3–98.7) 56.8 (51.7–61.9) 97.9 (97.6–98.1)