Table 3.

The Accuracy of Parents' Concerns

Disability
NoYes
No* parents' concerns25512267
Yes9744141
35256
  • Sensitivity, (44/56) = 79%; specificity, (255/352) = 72%; Positive predictive value (44/141) − 31%.

  • * Either no concerns or concerns about behavioral, social, or self-help skills.

  • Concerns about motor, language, global/cognitive, medical (mostly hearing) and school skills (ages 4 and older).