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Table 4 Power of the inconsistency test aggregated over sample size

From: Characteristics of a loop of evidence that affect detection and estimation of inconsistency: a simulation study

  Heterogeneity No heterogeneity
  IF = 0.3 IF = 0.45 IF = 0.6 IF = 1 IF = 0.3 IF = 0.45 IF = 0.6 IF = 1
  Frequent Events
IVDL 0.10 0.15 0.23 0.42 0.13 0.23 0.38 0.68
KHDL 0.11 0.17 0.24 0.42 0.19 0.31 0.44 0.73
  Rare Events
IVDL 0.08 0.10 0.14 0.25 0.07 0.11 0.17 0.35
KHDL 0.11 0.12 0.16 0.28 0.12 0.17 0.25 0.44
  1. IVDL: inverse variance method with the DerSimonian and Laird estimator, KHDL: Knapp-Hartung method with the DerSimonian and Laird estimator.