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Table 3 Comparison of the test evaluation of both isolation methods

From: Epidemiology and molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusnasal carriage isolates from bovines

  DBEM (%) SBEM (%) 95% CI lower limit 95% CI upper limit
Apparent prevalence 32.1 32.1 23.2 41.0
True prevalence 40.6 40.6 31.2 49.9
Sensitivity 79.1 79.1 66.9 91.2
Specificity 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Predictive value positive 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Predictive value negative 87.5 87.5 79.9 95.1
  1. CI, Confidence interval; DBEM, Double broth enrichment method; SBEM, Single broth enrichment method.