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Table 3 Meta-regression analysis for the main potential interference factors with random-effects model

From: Quantitative assessment of the diagnostic role of APC promoter methylation in non-small cell lung cancer

Subgroup Coefficient (95% CI) P-value τ2
Sample type -1.03 (-2.4, 0.34) 0.14 0.90
Age -0.3 (-0.44, -0.16) 2.0 × 10 -5 0.18
Proportion of stage I -0.01 (-0.05, 0.03) 0.608 0.79
Ratio of male to female -0.69 (-8.1, 6.71) 0.855 0.98
Detection methods -0.09 (-1.28, 1.1) 0.88 1.11
Study aim -0.82 (-2.05, 0.41) 0.19 1.07
Single/Multiple targets 1.05 (-0.71, 2.81) 0.243 1.01
Hetero/Autogenous control -1.25 (-2.35, -0.15) 0.026 0.89
Ad2Sc 0.44 (-0.56 , 1.44 ) 0.387 0.89
Primer set -1.02 (-1.02, -2.02) 0.05 0.35
  1. Bold P-values lower than 0.05 indicate the item would be a significant heterogeneity.