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Table 2 Perceived and normative assessment of dental health.

From: Self – perceived and clinically diagnosed dental and periodontal health status among young adults and their implications for epidemiological surveys

Normative Perceived DMFT >8 DMFT 0–8 Total
Bad TP 868 FP 409 1277
Good FN 1664 TN 1979 3643
Total 2532 2388 4920
  1. • TP = True Positive • FP = False Positive • FN = False Negative • TN = True Negative • Sensitivity (TP/(TP+FN)) = 0.34 (95%CI 0.32–0.36). • Specificity (TN/(TN+FP)) = 0.83 (95% CI 0.81–0/83). • Positive Predictive Value (TP/(TP+FP)) = 0.68 • Negative Predictive Value (TN/(TN+FN)) = 0.54 • Overall Proportions = 1277 participants (26%) reported having bad dental health status compared to 2532 (51.5%) clinically caries diagnosed subjects (McNemar test, p = <0.000001).