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Table 3 Result of subgroup analyses

From: Effects of fish oil on serum lipid profile in dialysis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Subgroup TG TC HDL-C LDL-C
  Effect size 95% CI I2(%) Effect size 95% CI I2(%) Effect size 95% CI I2(%) Effect size 95% CI I2(%)
Baseline TG (mmol/L) ≥2.26 −0.56 −0.95, −0.17 66 −0.06 −0.36, 0.23 78 0.33 −0.07, 0.74 97 −0.11 0.73, 0.51 -
1.69-2.26 −0.18 −0.30, −0.05 0 −0.15 −0.30, −0.01 20 0.32 −0.27, 0.91 99 −0.08 −0.23, 0.07 76
≤1.69 −0.24 −0.36, −0.12 0 −0.08 −0.29, 0.13 0 0.01 −0.06, 0.08 0 7 −0.13, 0.26 0
Baseline TC (mmol/L) >5.17 −0.70 −1.24, −0.16 - 0.18 −0.15, 0.51 0 −0.02 −0.05, 0.01 - −0.03 −0.15, 0.09 45
≤5.17 −0.22 −0.30, −0.13 21 −0.16 −0.28, −0.04 21 0.23 −0.02, 0.48 97 - - -
Component of fish oil EPA −1.18 −1.99, −0.37 - −0.88 −1.62, 0.13 0 0.00 −0.13, 0.13 - - - -
EPA + DHA −0.22 −0.31, −0.14 0 −0.09 −0.21, 0.02 12 0.23 0.01, 0.44 97 - - -
Dose of EPA + DHA <2 g −0.24 −0.35, −0.13 45 −0.15 −0.28, −0.02 40 0.23 0.01, 0.45 97 −0.11 −0.26, 0.03 33
≥2 g −0.21 −0.34, −0.08 0 −0.06 −0.27, 0.15 0 −0.20 0.01, 0.40 - 0.14 −0.07, 0.34 46
Duration ≤12w −0.23 −0.32, −0.14 44 −0.11 −0.24, 0.02 37 0.12 −0.01, 0.26 90 0.06 −0.10, 0.23 0
  >12w −0.24 −0.46, −0.01 0 −0.15 −0.38, 0.07 20 0.44 −0.37, 1.26 97 −0.12 −0.29, 0.04 82
  1. The bold number is to emphasize the effects (and 95% CI) that are significant.