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Table 4 Sensitivity and specificity of the five items for distinguishing MCI from NC

From: The items in the Chinese version of the Montreal cognitive assessment basic discriminate among different severities of Alzheimer’s disease

Item AUC 95% CI Cutoff Sensitivity % Specificity %
Verbal fluency 0.701 0.664–0.737 ≤9 72.3 55.4
Orientation 0.675 0.637–0.713 ≤5 91.5 24.3
Visual perception 0.579 0.539–0.619 ≤7 75.1 51.7
Immediate recall 0.673 0.635–0.711 ≤8 54.7 71.2
Delayed recall 0.808 0.777–0.839 ≤9 63.2 83.1
  1. AUC: area under curve; CI: confidence interval