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Table 1 Properties and 95% confidence intervals of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), at the cutoff points of maximum sensitivity and specificity for screening for MDE among adults in the community

From: Patient Health Questionnaire-9 versus Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in screening for major depressive episodes: a cross-sectional population-based study

Instrument Sensitivity Specificity PPV PLR
PHQ-9 ≥ 9 77.5% (61.5–89.2) 86.7% (83.0–89.9) 36.5% (26.3–47.6) 5.8 (4.3–7.9)
EPDS ≥ 8 80.0% (64.4–90.9) 87.0% (83.3–90.1) 37.6% (27.4–48.8) 6.1 (4.6–8.3)
  1. MDE major depressive episode, PPV positive predictive value, PLR positive likelihood ratio