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Table 2 Reported results of different tests to assess small study in the included reviews (n=41)

From: Investigation of publication bias in meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy: a meta-epidemiological study

Type of test Small study effects  
  Identified (%) Not identified (%) Total
Begg 3 (18.8) 13 (81.2) 16
Egger 16 (37.2) 27 (62.8) 43
Deeks 1 (6.7) 14 (93.3) 15
Begg-Mazumdar 0 1 (100) 1
Harbord-Egger 0 1 (100) 1
All tests 20 (26.0) 56 (74.0) 76