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Table 6 Sensitivity, Specificity, positive predictive values and likelihood ratios for predicting the women who should likely be referred to a gynaecologist for evaluation of severe menopausal symptoms

From: Frequency of symptoms, determinants of severe symptoms, validity of and cut-off score for Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) as a screening tool: A cross-sectional survey among midlife Nepalese women

Cut-off point Sensitivity Specificity Correctly classified LR+ LR-
( > = 1 ) 100.00% 0.00% 10.29% 1  
( > = 2 ) 100.00% 1.38% 11.52% 1.014 0
( > = 3 ) 100.00% 8.26% 17.70% 1.09 0
( > = 4 ) 100.00% 14.98% 23.73% 1.1763 0
( > = 5 ) 100.00% 24.62% 32.37% 1.3266 0
( > = 6 ) 98.67% 30.12% 37.17% 1.412 0.0443
( > = 7 ) 97.33% 34.71% 41.15% 1.4908 0.0768
( > = 8 ) 93.33% 36.39% 42.25% 1.4673 0.1832
( > = 9 ) 88.00% 40.83% 45.68% 1.4871 0.2939
( > = 10 ) 88.00% 44.34% 48.83% 1.5811 0.2706
( > = 11 ) 86.67% 48.32% 52.26% 1.6769 0.2759
( > = 12 ) 85.33% 53.98% 57.20% 1.8541 0.2717
( > = 13 ) 81.33% 61.31% 63.37% 2.1025 0.3044
( > = 14 ) 78.67% 67.74% 68.86% 2.4383 0.3149
( > = 15 ) 72.00% 72.32% 72.29% 2.6015 0.3871
( > = 16 ) 69.33% 76.91% 76.13% 3.0029 0.3987
( > = 17 ) 62.67% 82.42% 80.38% 3.5638 0.453
( > = 18 ) 49.33% 88.07% 84.09% 4.1364 0.5753
( > = 19 ) 41.33% 90.37% 85.32% 4.2908 0.6492
( > = 20 ) 26.67% 93.58% 86.69% 4.1524 0.7837
( > = 21 ) 18.67% 95.57% 87.65% 4.2097 0.8511
( > = 22 ) 16.00% 97.09% 88.75% 5.5074 0.8651
( > = 23 ) 10.67% 98.17% 89.16% 5.8133 0.91
( > = 24 ) 6.67% 98.47% 89.03% 4.36 0.9478
( > = 25 ) 5.33% 99.08% 89.44% 5.8134 0.9554
( > = 26 ) 0.00% 99.69% 89.44% 0 1.0031
( > = 28 ) 0.00% 99.85% 89.57% 0 1.0015
( > 28 ) 0.00% 100.00% 89.71%   1