International Journal of Pediatrics / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Evaluation of the Performance of Haemoglobin Colour Scale and Comparison with HemoCue Haemoglobin Assay in Diagnosing Childhood Anaemia: A Field Validation Study

Table 1

The performance of HCS in estimating haemoglobin using HemoCue assay as standard.

VariablePerformance of HCSPerformance of HCSp-value
Absolute figure (n)Percentage (%)

Anaemia detected (<11g/dl) (n=552)
 HemoCue23344.5
 HCS26250.00.25
Performance of HCS using HemoCue assay as Standard
 Total sample524
 Number of anaemic children in the sample23344.5
 Sensitivity233/26289.1
 Specificity261/29090.2
 PPV261/29090.2
 NPV261/29090.2
Performance of Clinical detection of anaemia using HemoCue as standard
 Total sample524
 Number of anaemic children in the sample23344.4
 Sensitivity168/23372.10.03
 Specificity356/42184.6
 Positive Predictive Value168/23372.1
 Negative Predictive Value356/42184.6

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