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Table 4 CES-D performance properties for different cut-off points in people living with HIV/AIDS (N = 400)

From: Screening value of the Center for epidemiologic studies – depression scale among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: a validation study

Cutoff Prevalence Sensitivity Specificity AUC % Agreementa Kappa
≥16 36.5 79.8 83.0 0.81 82.0 0.60
≥17 34.5 77.4 84.8 0.81 82.5 0.60
≥18 30.5 72.6 88.4 0.80 83.5 0.61
≥19 26.3 66.1 91.7 0.79 83.8 0.60
≥20 24.0 61.3 92.8 0.77 83.0 0.58
≥21 19.8 50.8 94.2 0.73 80.1 0.50
  1. aAgreement with psychiatrists’ interview