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Table 5 Meta-regression analysis

From: Evidence of past dental visits and incidence of head and neck cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Moderator Coefficient Standard error 95% CI P value
Never/≤ 6 months, > 6 months Reference    
Never, < once a year, ≥ once a year − 0.4954 0.3363 − 1.1545–0.1637 0.1407
Never, < every 5 years, every 2–5 years, at least every year − 0.4048 0.3632 − 1.1167–0.3072 0.2651
Never, yes − 0.5807 0.3370 − 1.3195–0.1581 0.1234
Special dental care − 0.8194 0.5741 − 1.9447–0.3059 0.1535
Only in pain, no visits − 0.8008 0.5776 − 1.9329–0.3312 0.1656
1–2 visits a year, 3–5 visits a year − 0.8132 0.5569 − 1.9046–0.2782 0.1442
  1. R2 analog = 0.00, test of the model: P = 0.6316