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Table 6

Comparison of four screening tools for malnutrition with ESPEN diagnostic criteria in alveolar echinococcosis patients.

Nutritional screening tools Nutritional screening results ESPEN criteria
Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%) Positive likelihood ratio (LR+) Negative predictive value (LR−) K value AUC
Malnourished Not malnourished
NRS2002 High risk (50) 35 15 68.6 86.6 70.0 85.8 5.12 0.36 0.555 0.776
No/low risk (113) 16 97
MUST High risk (83) 43 29 84.3 74.1 59.7 91.2 3.26 0.21 0.525 0.757
No/low risk (80) 8 83
MNA-SF High risk (72) 44 39 86.2 65.1 53.0 91.2 2.48 0.21 0.439 0.792
No/low risk (91) 7 73
NRI High risk (110) 43 67 84.3 40.2 39.1 84.9 1.41 0.39 0.186 0.622
No/low risk (53) 8 45

Abbreviations: NRS 2002, Nutritional Risk Screening 2002; MUST, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool; MNA-SF, Short Form of Mini Nutritional Assessment; NRI, nutrition risk index; ESPEN, European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism; AUC, area under the curve from ROC.

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