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Table 3 Odd ratio’s for the association between several factors and the concordance between tests

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

Factor Begg – Deeks OR (95% CI) Egger –Deeks OR (95% CI) Begg – Egger OR (95% CI)
Number of participants 1.00 (0.99 to 1.00) 1.00 (1.00 to 1.00) 1.00 (1.00 to 1.00)
Number of studies 0.96 (0.98 to 1.02) 1.00 (0.99 to 1.01) 1.09 (1.03 to 1.10)*
DOR > 38 1.02 (0.93 to 1.15) 0.955 (0.85 to 1.20) 0.999 (0.96 to 1.00)
  1. *P-value <0.001.