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Table 4 Analysis of the 8 studies stratified by the EBV detection method

From: Association between Epstein-Barr virus and Thymic epithelial tumors: a systematic review

Detection methodNo. of studiesEventsSample sizePoint estimates of event rates (FE)Point estimates of event rates (RE)Homogeneity (Cochran’s Q)I 2 1Homogeneity (p-value)
Point estimate95% CIPoint estimate95% CI
ISH5181330.060.02–0.120.140–0.57111.5596.4< 0.0001
Other318460.320.19–0.470.330–0.8410.3492< 0.0001
Summary8361790.110.07–0.170.200–0.54152.895.4< 0.0001
Total within (FE)       136.51 < 0.0001
Total between (FE)       15.29 < 0.0001
Total between (RE)       0.41 0.5233
  1. FE, fixed-effects model; RE, random-effects model. EBV, Epstein-Barr virus; ISH, in situ hybridization
  2. 1 Only calculated for the fixed-effects model