Total Criteria Point Count:0
* Required

PHQ-2 Score and Any Depression Likelyhood Ratios

0 points:LR+ <= 0.6
1 point:LR+ 0.6
2 points:LR+ 1.3
3 points:LR+ 5.4
4 points:LR+ 15.7
5 points:LR+ 17.9
6 points:LR+ 58.1


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