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Table 2 Comparison of variable selection methods using diagnostic accuracy over 1000 repetitions for the testing set

From: Application of group smoothly clipped absolute deviation method in identifying correlates of psychiatric distress among college students

Variable selection methodSensitivityaSpecificityaLR + apLR-bnTotal Accuracya
SCAD0.4940.8523.6590.5950.704
LASSO0.4990.8493.6600.5890.705
Stepwise0.5160.1510.6093.3500.302
  1. aGreater is better; bSmaller is better; pPositive likelihood ratio; nNegative likelihood ratio