Table 4.

Change in the Positive Predictive Value and Negative Predictive Value, as Well as the Overall Diagnostic Accuracy, Based on Sensitivity 0.21 and Specificity 0.91 for PSA>4 ng/mL, and Estimates of Prostate Cancer Prevalence in Different Age Groups.

50 Years 70 Years
Prevalence of PC 40% 80%
PPV 0.6 0.9
NPV 0.6 0.2
Diagnostic Accuracy 0.63 0.35

NPV, negative predictive value; PC, prostate cancer; PPV, positive predictive value.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2018 October; 9(4): e0027. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2018 October 4. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10351