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Table 1 Comparison of the accuracy of traditional risk assessment strategies (adapted from Keren & Bhutani, 2007)

From: Applying data mining techniques to improve diagnosis in neonatal jaundice

Prediction model Predictive outcome AUC 95% CI
CRF
Chou, 2003 Indication for phototherapy 0.69 not reported
Chou, 2003 TSB > 20 mg/dl; 0.79 not reported
Keren, 2005 TSB > 95th percentile 0.71 (0.66-0.76)
Newman, 2005 TSB > 20 mg/dl 0.69 not reported
Newman, 2005 TSB > 25 mg/dl 0.83 (0.77-0.89)
Pre-discharge TSB
Keren, 2005 TSB > 95th percentile 0.83 (0.80-0.86)
Newman, 2005 TSB > 20 mg/dl 0.79 (0.77-0.81)
Newman, 2005 TSB > 25 mg/dl 0.83 (0.77-0.89)
Combination of TSB and CRF
Newman, 2005 TSB > 20 mg/dl 0.86 (0.84-0.88)
  1. AUC – Area under the receiving-operator characteristic curve; CI – Confidence interval; CRF – Clinical risk factors; TSB – Total serum bilirubin.