International Journal of Dentistry / 2009 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Determination of Cortisol and Dehydroepiandrosterone Levels in Saliva for Screening of Periodontitis in Older Japanese Adults

Table 5

Cutoff values for cortisol and DHEA in saliva for optimal sensitivity and specificity obtained from ROC curve for PD levels in never-smokers.

Cutoff valueOptimal sensitivityOptimal specificity

Cortisol (ng/mL)2.060.630.71
DHEA (pg/mL)60.240.670.66

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