Characteristics | Remission criteria | ||
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ARA* | ARA† | Clinical | |

(95% CI) | (95% CI) | (95% CI) | |

*ARA remission criteria, all the five criteria must be fulfilled (fatigue excluded); †ARA remission criteria, four of the five criteria must be fulfilled (fatigue excluded); ‡area under the receiver operating characteristic curves. 95% confidence interval obtained by bias corrected and accelerated bootstrapping (5000 replications); §positive predictive value (proportion of the subjects who had positive test results who were in remission); ¶likelihood ratio positive (ratio of the sensitivity of a test to the false positive error rate of the test). | |||

Cut off point | 2.32 | 2.60 | 2.68 |

Area under ROC curves‡ | 0.87 (0.82 to 0.93) | 0.89 (0.83 to 0.94) | 0.90 (0.84 to 0.94) |

Sensitivity (%) | 100 (82 to 100) | 93 (80 to 98) | 91 (80 to 97) |

Specificity (%) | 73 (64 to 80) | 76 (67 to 83) | 79 (70 to 87) |

PPV§ (%) | 33 (21 to 46) | 56 (43 to 68) | 69 (57 to 80) |

LR+¶ | 3.64 (2.66 to 4.71) | 3.80 (2.76 to 5.32) | 4.38 (3.05 to 6.48) |