Table 5.

Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV of the suggested criteria compared with previous criteria (regarding ethnicity and residence).

CriteriaSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)PPV (%)NPV (%)
European region group
  Yalcinkaya-Ozen
    ≥ 1 criterion1005.336.3100
    ≥ 2 criteria90.235.543.087.1
    ≥ 3 criteria53.786.868.877.6
    ≥ 4 criteria9.810010067.3
    5 criteria010010065.0
  Tel Hashomer criteria34.595.944.073.3
  Livneh criteria88.939.044.086.7
Eastern Mediterranean region group
  Yalcinkaya-Ozen
    ≥ 1 criterion99.05.743.388.2
    ≥ 2 criteria87.640.752.181.7
    ≥ 3 criteria56.288.277.973.2
    ≥ 4 criteria29.499.698.365.7
    5 criteria8.299.694.159.5
  Tel Hashomer criteria56.997.993.880.2
  Livneh criteria75.445.943.876.9
  • In European region group: FMF group, n = 54→41; control group, n = 100→76. In Eastern Mediterranean region group: FMF group, n = 211→196; control group, n = 377→266.