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Table 2 Rates of correct classification (%, bold characters) as a function of diagnostic means in population #1.

From: Comparison of accuracy of fibrosis degree classifications by liver biopsy and non-invasive tests in chronic hepatitis C

  Significant fibrosis (FM ≥ 2) Fibrosis degree a p b
Local pathologists 85.9 64.4 < 10-3
Expert pathologist 91.4 82.2 < 10-3
Fibrotest (FT) 74.2 34.3 < 10-3
FibroMeter2G (FM2G) 75.3 76.3 0.860
FibroMeter3G (FM3G) 75.5 89.0 < 10-3
Comparison b: p p -
   All < 10-3 < 10-3 -
   Local pathologist vs. expert 0.184 < 10-3 -
   Local pathologist vs. FT 0.003 < 10-3 -
   Local pathologist vs. FM2G 0.005 0.007 -
   Local pathologist vs. FM3G 0.004 < 10-3 -
   Expert pathologist vs. FT < 10-3 < 10-3 -
   Expert pathologist vs. FM2G < 10-3 0.092 -
   Expert pathologist vs. FM3G < 10-3 0.126 -
   FT vs. FM2G 0.839 < 10-3 -
   FT vs. FM3G 0.878 < 10-3 -
   FM2G vs. FM3G 1 < 10-3 -
  1. The reference is consensus reading of liver biopsy.
  2. a Metavir staging for pathologist or fibrosis class classification for blood tests
  3. b By McNemar test (pair) or Friedman test (all)