Table 3: Sensitivity analysis.

OutcomeNumber of
studies
Number of
patients
RR (95% CI) value

Low risk of random sequence generation and allocation concealment
 Mortality634781.04 (0.95–1.15)0.40
 Hypoglycemia420593.27 (1.62–6.57)0.0009
Trials containing >500 patients
 Mortality432931.04 (0.94–1.14)0.44
 Hypoglycemia319963.81 (1.89–7.69)0.0002
Patients with similar baseline
 Mortality919101.00 (0.89–1.13)0.97
 Hypoglycemia722132.93 (1.69–5.06)0.0001
Patients with septic shock
 Mortality415331.03 (0.89–1.18)0.69
 Hypoglycemia415352.97 (1.72–5.12)<0.0001

RR: risk ratio; CI: confidence interval.