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Table 3 Sub-group analysis by sex and ethnicity (random-effects model)

From: Association between LRP5 polymorphism and bone mineral density: a Bayesian meta-analysis

Subgroup Femoral neck BMD Lumbar spine BMD
  WMD (95% CI) P value I 2 (%) WMD (95% CI) P value I 2 (%)
Overall 0.011 (0.004, 0.017) 0.002 46.8 (p = 0.05) 0.018 (0.012, 0.023) <0.0001 0 (p = 0.55)
Ethnicity       
Asian 0.011 (-0.006, 0.028) 0.21 51.3 (p = 0.13) 0.014 (0.002, 0.027) 0.02 0 (p = 0.62)
Caucasian 0.011 (0.003, 0.019) 0.01 52.1 (p = 0.05) 0.018 (0.012, 0.025) <0.0001 10.5 (p = 0.35)
Gender       
Men 0.011 (0.0004, 0.022) 0.04 50.6 (0.07) 0.014 (0.003, 0.025) 0.01 32.8 (p = 0.18)
Women 0.011 (0.001, 0.021) 0.03 55.8 (0.08) 0.020 (0.013, 0.028) <0.0001 0 (p = 0.98)
  1. WMD, weighted mean difference in BMD between AA and AV/VV genotypes
  2. I 2, inconsistent index