Table 2

Interpretation of likelihood ratio values for clinical application27

Likelihood ratioInterpretation
> 10Strong evidence to rule in the disease
5–10Moderate evidence to rule in the disease
2–5Weak evidence to rule in the disease
0.5–2No significant change in the likelihood of the disease
0.2–0.5Weak evidence to rule out the disease
0.1–0.2Moderate evidence to rule out the disease
< 0.1Strong evidence to rule out the disease