alexa The Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic (Roc) Analysis in the Evaluation of the Performance of Two Binary Diagnostic Tests of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
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Journal of Biometrics & Biostatistics
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Research Article

The Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic (Roc) Analysis in the Evaluation of the Performance of Two Binary Diagnostic Tests of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Okeh UM1* and Okoro CN2

1Department of Industrial mathematics and Applied Statistics, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Nigeria

2Depatment of Industrial Mathematics and Applied Statistics, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Okeh UM
Department of Industrial mathematics and Applied Statistics
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
E-mail:[email protected]

Received December 01, 2011; Accepted date: January 13, 2012; Published date: January 19, 2012

Citation: Okeh UM, Okoro CN (2012) The Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic (Roc) Analysis in the Evaluation of the Performance of Two Binary Diagnostic Tests of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. J Biom Biostat S7:002. doi:10.4172/2155-6180.S7-002

Copyright: © 2012 Okeh UM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

 Objective: To compare the accuracy measures of the random glucose test and the 50-g glucose challenge test as screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Research Design and Methods: In this prospective cohort study, pregnant women without preexisting diabetes in two perinatal centers in the Ebonyi State underwent a random glucose test and a 50-g glucose challenge test between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation. If one of the screening tests exceeded predefined threshold values, the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed within 1 week. Furthermore, the OGTT was performed in a random sample of women in whom both screening tests were normal. GDM was considered present when the OGTT (reference test) exceeded predefined threshold values. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to evaluate the
performance of the two screening tests. The results were corrected for verification bias.
Results: We included 1,301 women. The OGTT was performed in 322 women. After correction for verification bias, the random glucose test showed an area under the ROC curve of 0.69 (95% CI 0.61– 0.78), whereas the glucose challenge test had an area under the curve of 0.88 (0.83– 0.93). There was a significant difference in area under the curve of the two tests of 0.19 (0.11– 0.27) in favor of the 50-g glucose challenge test. 
Conclusions: In screening for GDM, the 50-g glucose challenge test is more useful than the random glucose test.

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