Table 2

Main results of pooled odds ratios (ORs) with confidence interval (CI) in the meta-analysis
Variables No. of studies Ala/Ala vs Val/Val Ala/Ala vs Ala/Val Ala/Val vs Val/Val
OR (95% CI) Ph P OR (95% CI) Ph P OR (95% CI) Ph P
Total 51 0.870(0.789 0.958) 0.001 0.005 0.969(0.923 1.016) 0.206 0.191 0.895(0.821 0.976) 0.021 0.012
Asian 19 0.787(0.645 0.961) 0.017 0.019 0.929(0.843 1.023) 0.212 0.132 0.865(0.753 0.993) 0.300 0.039
Caucasian 25 0.869(0.741 1.020) 0.040 0.319 1.004(0.921 1.095) 0.137 0.926 0.910(0.778 1.064) 0.031 0.238
Mixed 7 0.925(0.793 1.079) 0.050 0.087 0.958(0.898 1.022) 0.946 0.191 0.912(0.778 1.068) 0.050 0.253
Variables No. of studies Ala/Val + Ala/Val vs Val/Va (dominant) Ala/Ala vs Ala/Val + Val/Va (recessive) Ala allele vs Val allele
OR (95% CI) Ph P OR (95% CI) Ph P OR (95% CI) Ph P
Total 51 0.882(0.808 0.963) 0.004 0.005 0.944(0.898 0.993) 0.055 0.026 0.935(0.887 0.986) 0.000 0.013
Asian 19 0.826(0.703 0.972) 0.075 0.021 0.890(0.799 0.991) 0.043 0.034 0.877(0.801 0.960) 0.003 0.008
Caucasian 25 0.916(0.790 1.063) 0.030 0.247 0.985(0.908 1.069) 0.141 0.720 0.883(0.805 0.968) 0.052 0.359
Mixed 7 0.888(0.758 1.041) 0.029 0.144 0.946(0.890 1.006) 0.773 0.076 0.957(0.838 1.094) 0.000 0.523

Ph: P value of Q-test for heterogeneity test.

Yu and Chen

Yu and Chen Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:171   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-171

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