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Table 2 Comparisons of Caregivers, Doctors and Nurses Tactile assessment and Rectal Temperature using thermometric method in 182 patients

From: Detection of fever in children emergency care: comparisons of tactile and rectal temperatures in Nigerian children

Tactile
Temp
Rectal Temperature °C K(95% CI) Sensitivity
%(95% CI)
Specificity
%(95% CI)
PPV
%(95% CI)
NPV
%(95% CI)
  ≥ 38.0 <38.0      
  n % n %      
Physicians          
   Fever 104 92.9 53 75.7 0.195(0.075 - 0.289) 93(89 - 96) 24(18 - 29) 66(63 - 69) 68(68 - 82)
   No fever 8 7.1 17 24.3      
Nurses          
   Fever 105 93.8 52 74.3 0.221(0.102 - 0.309) 94(90 - 97) 26(19 - 31) 67(64 - 69) 72(54 - 85)
   No Fever 7 6.2 18 25.7      
Caregivers          
   Fever 106 94.6 54 77.1 0.201(0.087 - 0.282) 95(91 - 97) 23(17 - 27) 66(64 - 68) 73(53 - 87)
   No fever 6 5.4 16 12.1      
  1. K - Kappa statistics, CI - Confidence Interval, PPV - positive predictive value, NPV - negative predictive value