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Review Article

VEGF Genetic Polymorphisms May Contribute to the Risk of Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis

Table 3

Univariate and multivariate metaregression analyses of potential source of heterogeneity.

Heterogeneity factorsCoefficientSEZ P 95% CI
LLUL

Publication year
 Univariate−0.3490.016−2.210.027−0.066−0.004
 Multivariate−0.0620.035−1.750.080−0.1320.007
SNP type
 Univariate−0.0630.026−2.430.015−0.113−0.012
 Multivariate−0.0370.033−1.130.258−0.1010.027
Country
 Univariate0.0310.0400.790.431−0.0460.108
 Multivariate−0.1010.080−1.260.206−0.2570.055
Ethnicity
 Univariate0.2640.0882.990.0030.0910.437
 Multivariate0.1990.0882.250.0250.0250.372
Method
 Univariate−0.2220.088−2.520.012−0.395−0.049
 Multivariate−0.0470.137−0.340.733−0.3150.222

SE: standard error; 95%CI: 95% confidence interval; UL: upper limit; LL: lower limit; SNP: single nucleotide polymorphism.