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Table 3 ROC analysis of LA/AA, ALA/DHA, AA/DHA, EPA/DHA and EPA/AA ratios and PE, PS and PC in autistic groups (N = 25).

From: Impaired plasma phospholipids and relative amounts of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia

Parameter Area under the curve Cutoff value Sensitivity % Specificity %
LA/AA 0.592 0.69 60.0% 84.6%
ALA/DHA 0.713 0.57 90.9% 61.5%
AA/DHA 0.977 0.66 100.0% 84.6%
EPA/DHA 0.658 0.39 100.0% 46.2%
EPA/AA 0.937 1.07 93.8% 84.6%
PE 0.806 0.037 80.0% 75.0%
PS 0.998 0.068 100.0% 93.7%
PC 0.825 1.619 80.0% 75.0%