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Table 3 Sensitivity, specificity and predictive probability of SUAS-S and BSS-5 cut-off points for detecting suicidality

From: The suicide assessment scale: Psychometric properties of a Norwegian language version

  Cut-off Sens1(%) Spec2(%) PPV3(%) NPV4(%)
SUAS-S ≥ 28 80 52 61 74
  ≥ 29 80 56 63 75
  ≥ 30 68 63 63 68
  ≥ 31 68 67 65 69
BSS-5 ≥ 0 100 0 77 81
  ≥ 1 80 78 77 40
  ≥ 2 36 93 82 61
  ≥ 3 32 96 78 52
  1. 1Sensitivity, 2Specificity, 3Positive predictive probability, 4Negative predictive probability.