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confidence limits

Etymology: L, confidere, to rely on; L, limes, limit
the endpoints or boundaries of a confidence interval, delineating the minimum and maximum values of the range expected to contain the parameter.

confidence limits

Medical privacy The endpoints–minimum or maximum value–of a confidence interval, the range over which it can be stated with a given probability or 'degree of confidence', that a parameter of interest–eg, a mean or standard deviation, is present. See Confidence interval, Standard deviation.

confidence

degree of assurance.

confidence interval
a range of values about a sample statistic that has a specified probability of including the true value of the statistic.
confidence level
1 minus the type 1 error; the probability that the trial under consideration will show no significant difference when there is in fact no significant difference between the treatments.
confidence limits
the highest and lowest values in a confidence interval.
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3), the 95% confidence limits of the Synermed/Hitachi 717 method were exceeded at Hemolink concentrations [greater than or equal to] 30 g/L in samples containing normal concentrations of creatinine (n = 3) and were marginally above the upper 95% confidence limit of 1.
2 shows the plot of daily means for each pool during the 20-day study, together with results of the linear regression analysis and 95% confidence limits of the slope for each pool provided.
Following the same procedure as for the single station Sen's slope estimate, the regional confidence limits for the slope can be computed from the ranks for a specified confidence interval as
The Two Dashed Lines Represent the Confidence Limits (95%) of the Slope (Solid Line).
In this paper, the 95% approximate control limits obtained from the above formula are compared to the equal-tailed non-parametric 95% confidence limits obtained from simulations.
00 Bland-Altman 95% confidence limits (lower, upper) of differences, % (a) Hb [A.
Estimates of parameters for the effects of depth of litter on occupancy were negative and confidence limits did not contain zero for either of the two top models (Table 3).
We know that the clinical relevance of any intervention is directly related to the observed effect size and its confidence limits (2,3).
Consequently, conclusions may be drawn from this study only in terms of confidence limits.