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Table 3 Comparison of agreement between medial records and inmate interviews: Kappa coefficients, sensitivity and specificity

From: Concordance between medical records and interview data in correctional facilities

Medical condition κ coefficient** Medical record as gold standard (Overall)
  Male Female Overall Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%)
HIV 0.76 0.91 0.89 86.0 99.5
Diabetes* 0.81 0.82 0.82 81.6 98.9
Asthma 0.73 0.81 0.78 76.9 98.5
Hepatitis C 0.55 0.71 0.66 56.4 99.1
Hypertension 0.51 0.60 0.57 54.8 95.9
Renal/kidney disease 0.44 0.52 0.50 50.0 98.8
Behavioral conditions κ coefficient** Interview questionnaires as gold standard (Overall)
  Male Female Overall Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%)
Tattoos 0.65 0.87 0.76 85.3 92.8
Cigarette smoking* 0.55 0.51 0.55 83.0 75.9
Antibiotic usage in last 6 months* 0.45 0.51 0.51 64.1 86.0
Cocaine use ever* 0.43 0.43 0.49 63.7 84.1
All illicit drugs use ever * 0.21 0.54 0.36 74.6 77.9
Marijuana use ever* 0.19 0.26 0.23 48.2 87.3
  1. *Denominator excludes missing data.
  2. **P-values for all variable are significant (P < 0.01).