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Table 2 Meta-regression analysis of diagnostic accuracy

From: Performance of rapid diagnostic tests, microscopy, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and PCR for malaria diagnosis in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Variables Coefficient Standard error P-value RDOR 95% CI
Ste 9.53 1.47  < 0.01 NA NA
S 0.25 0.21 0.24 NA NA
Sample size −1.56 0.54 0.06 0.21 0.07–0.65
Study population −0.03 0.89 0.98 0.97 0.15–6.30
Blinding status −1.80 0.65 0.01* 0.17 0.04–0.65
Target antigen 1.50 0.6750 0.04* 4.46 1.08–18.41
Sampling method −0.99 0.90 0.28 0.37 0.06–2.46
  1. *statistically significant
  2. NA, not applicable; CI, confidence interval; RDOR, relative diagnostic odds ratio; Ste, constant term in the equation; S, a measure of threshold