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Table 3 Diagnostic performance of the significant clinical and radiologic findings as predictors of foreign body aspiration

From: A new scoring system and clinical algorithm for the management of suspected foreign body aspiration in children: a retrospective cohort study

  Sensitivity % Specificity % +LR -LR AUC 95% CI of AUC P value
Witnessed chocking 54.0 70.3 1.82 0.65 0.621 0.551 to 0.688 < 0.001*
Sudden cough 15.1 98.4 9.67 0.86 0.568 0.497 to 0.637 < 0.001*
New onset or recurrent wheezes 25.9 95.31 5.53 0.78 0.606 0.535 to 0.674 < 0.001*
Unilateral diminished breath sound 43.2 93.8 6.91 0.61 0.685 0.616 to 0.748 < 0.001*
Wheezy chest 39.6 76.6 1.69 0.79 0.581 0.510 to 0.649 0.017*
Respiratory distress 18.0 95.3 3.84 0.86 0.566 0.495 to 0.636 0.001*
Chest X-ray Abnormality 41.7 75.0 1.67 0.78 0.584 0.513 to 0.652 0.015*
Radiopaque FB 9.4 100.0 0.91 0.547 0.476 to 0.617 0.002*
Unilateral hyperinflation 10.8 98.4 6.91 0.91 0.546 0.475 to 0.616 0.002*
  1. *significant at p < 0.05; AUC: area under the curve. +LR: positive likelihood ratio, −LR: negative likelihood ratio; CI: confidence interval