Table 3

Results of a logistic regression to examine the effect of slide grade on the odds relative to negative grade of (a) correct diagnosis and (b) within microscopist slide consistency

Type of slideCorrect diagnosis odds ratio (95% CI)Consistency of readings odds ratio (95% CI)
SM gradeConsensusSMConsensus
Odds ratios are shown for both senior microscopist (SM) and consensus standards of slide.
*p Value for the overall difference between slide grades.
Negative1111
Low grade0.032 (0.007 to 0.150)0.24 (0.08 to 0.74)0.11 (0.05 to 0.27)0.20 (0.10 to 0.41)
High grade0.42 (0.08 to 2.04)1.74 (0.39 to 7.81)0.33 (0.13 to 0.81)0.91 (0.37 to 2.27)
*p Value<0.0010.02<0.001<0.001