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Review Article

Inverse Association between Prediagnostic IgE Levels and the Risk of Brain Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 2

Summary of meta-analysis results.

ComparisonsNumber of studies aRR [95% CI] valueTests for heterogeneity
(%)

Total IgE level
Brain tumors 60.73 [0.61–0.86]<0.00139.50.142
 Men 20.83 [0.63–1.10]0.2020.00.602
 Women 20.69 [0.43–1.11]0.1250.00.450
Glioma 50.74 [0.62–0.88]0.00150.60.088
 Men 20.83 [0.63–1.10]0.2020.00.602
 Women 2 0.69 [0.43–1.11]0.1250.00.450
Respiratory allergen-specific IgE level
Brain tumors 60.88 [0.77–1.00]0.0550.00.527
 Men 40.96 [0.78–1.19]0.7440.00.770
 Women 40.87 [0.67–1.15]0.33151.60.103
Glioma 50.87 [0.76–1.00]0.0510.00.407
 Men 30.99 [0.80–1.23]0.9230.00.878
 Women 3 0.81 [0.59–1.10]0.17260.30.081

: relative risk; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval; : P values for pooled analysis; : values for heterogeneity analysis.