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Table 3 Test characteristics of TUG for identifying fallers

From: The association between timed up and go test and history of falls: The Tromsø study

  12s 13s 14s 15s 16s 17s
n (TUG>x) 239/114 183/84 142/60 102/44 85/27 66/23
Sensitivity 0.44/0.37 0.35/0.30 0.26/0.20 0.20/0.18 0.17/0.11 0.14/0.11
Specificity 0.58/0.79 0.69/0.86 0.75/0.90 0.83/0.94 0.86/0.97 0.90/0.98
PPV 0.43/0.54 0.44/0.58 0.42/0.57 0.45/0.68 0.47/0.70 0.48/0.78
NPV 0.60/0.65 0.60/0.65 0.59/0.63 0.60/0.63 0.60/0.62 0.60/0.62
  1. X – cut-off for TUG. n(TUG>x) – number of subjects above cut-off. PPV – positive predictive value. NPV – negative predictive value.