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Table 3 Results of meta-regression for the prevalence of hypertension in Pakistan

From: The burden and high prevalence of hypertension in Pakistani adolescents: a meta-analysis of the published studies

Covariate Meta-regression coefficient 95% confidence interval P value Variance explained %
Gender ratio (male vs female) −0.1773606 −9.89355, 9.538831 0.97 −6.00
Geographical region (rural vs urban) 5.592422 −4.85746, 16.04 0.276 1.67
Study year (continuous) 0.585197 −0.03395, 1.204341 0.062 15.21
Study year (1990 vs 2000 vs 2010) 5.877195 −0.52148, 12.28 0.069 14.34
Publication type (local vs international) 4.161891 −4.86441, 13.18819 0.343 −0.31
Sample size (small vs medium vs large) 1.713683 −4.27034, 7.697709 0.552 −4.20
Sample size (continuous) 0.0005039 −0.00076, 0.00177 0.411 −2.02