Table 2

Diagnostic accuracy of red pattern for rapidity of the death
Group Sensitivity Specificity Positive predictive value Negative predictive value
vs. non-rapidly (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Rapidly 57.7% 85.7% 75.0% 73.2%
(0.369 to 0.766) (0.697 to 0.952) (0.509 to 0.913) (0.571 to 0.858)
Combination of Rapidly and Presumed-rapidly 58.1% 85.7% 83.3% 62.5%
(0.421 to 0.730) (0.697 to 0.952) (0.653 to 0.944) (0.474 to 0.760)
Rapidly excluded HS, < 12 yrs 88.2% 83.3% 75.0% 92.6%
(0.636 to 0.985) (0.653 to 0.944) (0.509 to 0.913) (0.757 to 0.991)

CI, indicates confidence intervals; HS, hemorrhagic shock cases; <12 yrs, cases under 12 years of age.

Kotani et al.

Kotani et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:182   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-182

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