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Table 5 Performance of CRP in different settings

From: Prospective evaluation of the usefulness of C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in a sub-Saharan African region

Area Method Sample size Performance
    Sensitivity specificity PPV NPV
Bangkok (Thailand) [25] Quantitative 76 100.0% 94.0% 91.6% 100.0%
Brazil [26] Quantitative 69 78.6% 87.5% 91.7% 70.0%
Tamil, Nadu (India) [23] Semi-quantitative 250 80.0% 60.0% 7.7% 98.6%
Rawalpindi (Pakistan) [20] Qualitative 100 85.6% 95.0% 82.7% 95.9%
Delhi (India) [21] Qualitative 150 76.0% 79.0% 37.0% 96.0%
*Port Harcourt (Nigeria) Qualitative 420 74.0% 74.1% 68.4% 79.0%
  1. *present study.