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Table 3 The predictive value for the scoring system and independent predictors

From: A scoring system is an effective tool for predicting central lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a case-control study

Independent predictors Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) +PV (%) −PV (%)
Size 79.8 46.3 60.4 69.1
Tumor location 36.9 80.5 66.0 55.5
Extrathyroidal extension 59.5 62.6 63.0 59.0
Margin 60.7 59.8 60.7 59.8
Display of enlarged lymph nodes 65.5 58.5 61.8 62.3
Contact of >25 % with the adjacent capsule 41.7 80.5 68.6 57.4
The scoring system 64.7 80.5 77.3 69.0
  1. +PV positive predictive value, −PV negative predictive value